Feds raid shops in synthetic drug probe
NEW YORK - Fox 5 cameras caught a raid on a bodega in Harlem. It was part of what the DEA is calling the city's largest sweep ever of the synthetic drug K2. 10 men face drug charges in connection with an international ring that police say is responsible for flooding New York City streets with over a ton of the hallucinogenic drug.
The operation involved shipments of chemicals from China. Those chemicals would be sprayed onto plants at a warehouse in the Bronx and sold for as little as $5 to dozens of bodegas in every borough.
At least 7 of those bodegas are on 125th Street in Harlem. People say based on what they've seen in the streets in this neighborhood it is about time cops did a sweep.
All 10 alleged members of the ring face drug conspiracy charges and could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.