A group of Jewish drug pushers from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, texted their hours to customers and warned that they closed for Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath), according to an indictment unsealed yesterday, the New York Daily News website reports today (September 11, 2013).
The indictment accuses the five men of conspiracy for sending texts to customers announcing drugs for purchase, such as heroin.
The messages repeatedly warned customers against arriving after sundown on a Friday or before sundown on Saturday, the indictment says.
"We are closing 7:30 on the dot and we will reopen Saturday 8:15 so if u need anything you have 45 mins to get what you want," a message to more than 50 recipients read. The men are accused of peddling heroin, oxycodone, cocaine, and other drugs from their Bedford Avenue drug warehouse.