Williamsburg Drug Ring Stashed Coke, Heroin in Local Barbershop: DA

The drug dealers were conducting dozens of “transactions” per day, prosecutors say — mostly in the vicinity of South 5th and Keap streets.

Williamsburg Drug Ring Stashed Coke, Heroin in Local Barbershop: DA

WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN — Eighteen alleged members of a homegrown Williamsburg drug ring used a hole-in-the-wall barbershop on South 4th Street as one of various “safehouses” for heaps of cocaine and heroin, and the corner of South 5th and Keap streets as their main distribution spot, according to a blistering 157-count indictment announced Thursday by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.

In a second indictment, also announced Thursday, the DA accused four Williamsburg men, including a father and son, of using a family apartment at 417 Lorimer St. — just a few blocks from the barbershop — to deal crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

Cops collected evidence of the 18-person barbershop ring using “electronic, video and physical surveillance,” according to the DA.

The four-man drug ring at Lorimer, on the other hand, incriminated itself by dealing to detectives with the Brooklyn North Gang Squad for months, beginning last summer, the DA said.

Investigators were tipped off to the second ring when a man named Andrew Sanchez was shot outside 417 Lorimer, the DA said. Police suspected the violence to be drug-related.