Saturday, January 22, 2011

Three NYC Sanitation Workers Charged With Drug Dealing

These little guys get around. (HT AP)

In more drug dealing news, Three NYC Sanitation workers were charged. From CBS NY:

"Three New York City Department of Sanitation workers have been accused of selling drugs, Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan announced Friday.

Prosecutors have charged 29-year-old Gino Colella with 20 counts of selling a controlled substance and 30-year-old Robert Miller with 5 counts of the same crime. Both men are from Staten Island and worked together at a Sanitation garage on Neptune Avenue on Coney Island.

Also charged were 33-year-old Bernard Basile, a Sanitation Department supervisor at the Jersey Street garage on Staten Island, and 31-year-old Margaret Purdee. They allegedly supplied drugs to Miller on at least one occasion, authorities said.

Donovan said Colella was disappearing from his Brooklyn post to sell drugs on Staten Island.

“He would leave whatever his assignment was for that day. He was doing this during a time of — on occasion — doing this at a time when he was supposed to be working in Brooklyn,” Donovan told reporters including 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa.

The men allegedly sold oxycodone pills for $11 to $15 each. Donovan said the drugs sales were so lucrative that Miller and Basile turned down overtime."

Well, their lucrative business has been shut down. Another case where a drug business gets just big enough to be discovered.

Background Intel:

CBS NY: 3 S.I. Sanitation Workers Accused Of Dealing Drugs

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