12 Arrested in Bed-Stuy Drug Bust

Ten-month investigation nets 26 arrests, drugs and guns, including a loaded semiautomatic hidden under a sleeping baby's bed.


Cops have arrested eight suspected drug dealers and four others connected homes where drugs were found—including a woman charged with child endangerment after a loaded semiautomatic handgun was found under a sleeping baby’s bed, officials said.

The arrests are part of a 10-month joint investigation into crack and marijuana sales by the Brooklyn North Narcotics Unit and the District Attorney’s office, which have netted a total 26 people in Bedford-Stuyvesant since July, according to a news release from the DA’s office.

In the most recent round of arrests, drugs were found in the following homes:

Apartment 3 of 70A Linden Street; the ground floor apartment of 753 Monroe Street; the basement and second floor apartments of 823 Madison Street; and the third floor apartment of 834 Madison Street.   

The loaded .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun and additional ammunition were found at 834 Madison St. under a bed where an 11-month-old was sleeping. A 4-year-old and a 14-year-old were also in the apartment, along with marijuana, scales and drug packaging materials. Laronda Hardy, who lives in the apartment, was charged with three counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in addition to weapons and drug-related offenses.

Naquan Brown, Herbert Curtis, Zajuan Glaster, Desmond Jones, Dijon Martin, Jaquan Pinckney, Tyquan Steele, and Daquan Tyson, were charged with selling drugs in several spots, including near P.S. 309 and a Headstart program.

Messiah Hagler, Marcus Martin and Andrew Robinson were charged with drug possession.

“The circumstances of yesterday’s arrests bring to light the continuing threat that such organized drug sale activity constitutes to the children of our neighborhoods,” said District Attorney Charles Hynes in a written statement.

In July, 14 people were arrested in connection with drug sales, including near P.S. 144. 

Detective James DeLumen and Sergeant Gerald Pappas of the Brooklyn North Narcotics Major Case Team conducted the investigation.

“Once again, undercover police officers put their lives at risk to make these arrests possible and improve life for the law-abiding residents of Bed-Stuy,” said Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly in the release.

tee December 14, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Lmao you wish you had facts love you too hater. And what kind of name is soli
Adele December 16, 2012 at 02:53 AM
I Love all these comments from folks, especially about parenting. Question, what do you have to say about the foul man that just killed 20 little babies? We as parents do our best to raise our kids right, but in the end it is our children that utimately chose their paths.
BRADY December 16, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Because the foul man did'nt kill 20 babies in front of his mother, in her house, and his mother did'nt make the excuse of ''watchu talkin bout dat neva happen up in hea''children ultimately chose their own paths, but not when they still live in mommas house
Melissa Danielle December 16, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Actually, these arrests were made in the confines of the 81st precinct.
cynthia love March 24, 2013 at 02:49 AM
Fir St of all la Ronda New he was a drug dealer before she had h is baby he use to do it in front of her house she knew about the gun and the drugs he had crack heads in her crib why would let the nigga put a gun in the house her daughter was bought Jordans with drug money......so please stop taking up for her sheis over 40 he is 32 she knew ......free dijon martin


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