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Drug bust in Woodhaven

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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:00 am | Updated: 11:24 am, Thu Feb 20, 2014.

The NYPD announced last Thursday that it had busted what it believes is a hub for drug dealing in Woodhaven last month.

According to police sources, on Jan. 15 the NYPD’s Major Case Unit of Narcotics Borough Brooklyn North executed a search warrant at a mechanic auto shop at 80-09 Atlantic Ave., five blocks west of the Brooklyn border. Cops say an employee of the mechanic shop was selling cocaine out of the location. They have not named the suspect.

Police on both sides of the borough believe the suspect has been responsible for major drugs deals in both Brooklyn and Queens.

The 102nd Precinct, which covers Woodhaven, has been dealing with drug issues for the last few years, including in Ozone Park where police say illegal drugs were being sold out of a bodega and an abandoned home where several arrests were made last year. Residents have also complained at several precinct community council meetings of illegal drug use and dealing in Ozone Park and Woodhaven.

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