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Brooklyn DA Hynes Indicts 43 in Drug Ring

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes has indicted 43 people involved in what he calls a $2 million drug ring. The 26-year-old accused of running the sophisticated drug operation, Eric "Fat Eddy" Rodriguez, was arrested on March 20th when he was heard on a phone tap ordering the killing of another dealer. The DA says investigators didn't expect to make such a large bust, and believe they've identified one of the city's major distributors.

HYNES: We have to be vigilant to make sure these wholesalers, they don't turn our streets into open drug markets again.

Despite last week's changes in the Rockefeller drug laws' mandatory sentencing, Hynes says it won't affect the individuals indicted today.

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