OD-death ‘pusher’ bust

New York Post - - NEWS - Priscilla DeGre­gory

The sus­pected Brook­lyn drug pusher who al­legedly sold fen­tanyl-laced heroin to a mom found dead on a G train last year was swept up in a ma­jor drug bust this month af­ter cops en­snared him with the vic­tim’s cell­phone.

Dar­ren Lee — one of 18 sus­pects busted in a Bed­ford-Stuyvesant nar­cotics ring — al­legedly sold five pack­ets of heroin to the 33year-old woman on Dec. 29, 2016.

“That woman over­dosed fa­tally on those drugs within an hour of that trans­ac­tion and was found on aG train at Church Av­enue,” As­sis­tant DA Thomas Wright said at Lee’s ar­raign­ment Thurs­day.

Cops phoned Lee on Dec. 1 from the woman’s phone and posed as her to set up an­other sale. But two de­tec­tives showed up in­stead, ar­rest­ing Lee and al­legedly find­ing sev­eral bag­gies of heroin on him.

In state Supreme Court Thurs­day, Lee, 50, pleaded not guilty to con­spir­acy and crim­i­nal sale of a con­trolled sub­stance.

He was among 20 peo­ple charged in the sting.


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