Feds bust gang that smuggled drug-soaked comics into Rikers

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Feds bust gang that smuggled drug-soaked comics into Rikers

Nearly a dozen gang members and associates — including two Department of Education staffers — were indicted for an elaborate interstate narcotics operation that included smuggling drug-soaked comic books and court papers into Rikers Island, Brooklyn federal prosecutors announced Thursday.

The Bully Gang’s founder, Moeleek “Moe Money” Harrell, 30, is currently in Rikers on a murder charge and allegedly coordinated with his associates, Anthony “Biggie” Kennedy, 34, and Paul “Baldhead” Harris, 31, to smuggle drugs into the jail, prosecutors allege in court documents.

Law enforcement officers recovered multiple pages of a court transcript that had been soaked in synthetic cannabinoids, known as K2, and intended for Harrell, the indictment says.

Harris had also sent Harrell a book in the mail that allegedly had several sheets coated with K2 and fentanyl or heroin, the indictment alleges.

A visitor allegedly tried to smuggle a drug-laced comic book to Harrell May 29 but authorities seized it. Harrell’s cell was later searched and law enforcement found 19 comic book pages that tested positive for K2 and for fentanyl or heroin, court papers allege.

The 11 defendants charged in two indictments include a pair of DOE staffers, Amy Sonnenblick, 48, and Bermon Clarke, 28, who were alleged associates of the gang, officials said.

Members of the drug ring — which spanned four states — allegedly trafficked crack, heroin and other controlled substances using cars with hidden compartments and “trap” houses in Maine to store narcotics, according to court papers.Drug trafficking proceeds were deposited into various bank accounts, including one allegedly […]

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