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Heroin bust in the Bronx facilitated through Craigslist

We have blogged on previous occasions about the role that Craiglist is playing in some drug busts in the Bronx and elsewhere across New York City. An individual looking to sell drug might place an advertisement on the site detailing in coded language the drug that he or she has available for sale. Then they will request the name and phone number of individuals looking to buy and go from there.

The NYPD is well aware that buyers and sellers of illicit substances are frequently turning to the Internet to pursue these endeavors. Investigators will troll these sites for posts that look suspicious, contact the seller and then set up an undercover sting. This recently happened to the daughter of a prominent and wealthy family in New York City. The 27-year-old and her boyfriend were busted when the duo pre-arranged a sale of heroin through the facilitation of Craigslist.

When police made the arrest, the woman said, "It was my idea to go on Craigslist and post the ad. I need treatment. I am a heroin addict, and to afford the drug I agreed to sell some...on consignment for the person I buy from."

Both the 27-year-old and her boyfriend have been charged with felony drug possession with intent to sell. It is no secret that in the last few decades there has been a huge push to convict individuals accused of committing drug crimes. The consequences for such a conviction are severe.

An attorney representing this woman reports that she will be entering treatment for her addiction to heroin. She is fortunate that she comes from a family with a large amount of wealth that wants to help her get well. Not everyone else that is charged in the Bronx is afforded this luxury. However, a skilled criminal defense attorney can be an individual's best shot at being able to fight for the help that they need.

Source: New York Post, "Kalikow's kid in heroin bust," Jamie Schram, Douglas Montero, Selim Algar, March 26, 2013

  • Our firm has experience handling similar cases. For more information, please refer to our page on Bronx drug crimes.

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