Alleged drug ring says it's closed for Sabbath
Indictments were unveiled yesterday against five Brooklyn men who allegedly advertised heroin, cocaine and pain killers via mass text messages, but closed up shop every Friday night for Shabbat, according to the NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor.
The charges, which include forgery counts involving prescription pads allegedly stolen from physicians affiliated with Montefiore Hospital, are the result of a sting cops and prosecutors dubbed "Only After Sundown."
The men, ages 24-38, were arrested in April with another 30-year-old Marine Park man charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, and variously charged with an array of crimes involving drug dealing, criminal possession of a sawed off shotgun and ammo. All pleaded not guilty and are out on bail except for one.
One of the suspects, Eduard Sorin, 38, is a Russian citizen and faces likely deportation, said a law enforcement source.
"We are closing 7:30 on the dot and we will reopen Saturday 8:15 so if u need anything you have 45mins to get what you want," read a text that the defendants allegedly sent.