Cops: Busted Brooklyn Drug Ring Was Shomer Shabbat
09/10/13
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Five alleged members of a drug ring that cops say observed Shabbat have been indicted for selling heroin, oxycodone, cocaine and other illegal substances out of a Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn apartment.

According to an indictment unsealed Tuesday, New York Police Department officers raided the Bedford Avenue apartment in April after a nearly yearlong investigated called “Only After Sundown,” the Daily News reported. The crew was in possession of more than 23,000 pills of oxycodone valued at $460,000 and a sawed-off shotgun, according to prosecutors.

The indictment accuses the men of conspiracy for sending customers text messages announcing drugs for purchase and repeatedly warning patrons against showing up between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday.

The indictment names David Gerowitz, 38, Philip Mandel, 26, Eduard Sorin, 38, Jack Zaibak, 25, and Jack Zibak, 28. A previous indictment charged them and Aaron Dombroff, 30, with criminal sale of a controlled substance. Sorin was arraigned Tuesday and entered a not guilty plea, prosecutors said. Mandell has not posted bail and is in jail, officials said. The others are out on bail and will be arraigned over the next several weeks.

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09/21/2013 - 17:20

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What a terrible shanda for Jewish people who try to live law abiding lives of decency, honesty and hard work. These young people bring shame upon our people and our city.

Thankfully this still sounds odd. The lines between right and wrong are very blurry these days. Orthodox Jews arrested for selling addictive and dangerous drugs, by corrupt cops in a dirty cities, most corrupt precinct, all in a city where you can't drink a large soda. Sedom and amora???

5 orthodox kids are busted for selling drugs and you focus on extraneous ideas. The lines of right and wrong are not blurry. There are just those, who choose not to see it. All goes back to the eating of the very first apple!

Kids? Is 38 a kid? Not one of these were kids, and even the youngest, at 25, is far from being a kid. They were all adults who have no excuse.

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