OD-death ‘pusher’ bust
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.