Report: LES Man Sold $16K of Drugs to Undercover Cop in Union Square Stores
A Lower East Side man was arraigned yesterday on charges of selling cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl in the chain eateries around Union Square.
Anthony Morales, 49, is accused of peddling upwards of $16,000 worth of drugs to an undercover cop at Chipotle, McDonald’s, Au Bon Pain, and Food Emporium. He’s charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and drug possession, and pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday. Bail was set at $300,000.
Most of the drug transactions for which he’s accused transpired between March 27 and May 9. The perp was collared that day after the sting’s last sale — for $3,700 worth of smack — at a Dunkin’ Donuts on 145th Street in Harlem. Cops apparently seized $5,000 in cash from Morales upon arrest.
Moreover, NYPD lab analysis reportedly shows that Morales tried to pass off fentanyl as heroin to some customers, or a mixture of both.
If convicted, Morales could face 15 to 30 years in prison.
[h/t Daily News]