Of those indicted 28 were members of rival gangs the Kings Towers Crew and Schomburg Crew, which operate around the Martin Luther King, Jr. Houses, Schomburg Towers and Taft Houses. Thirteen defendants remain fugitives.
The King’s Tower Crew grossed over $1 million annually selling crack cocaine and PCP disguised in baby food jars, while the Schomburg crew represented over $500,000 in annual sales. Barbara Thompson, a spokesperson for the D.A. said these arrests indicated that PCP, once seen as a “boutique” drug is “making a comeback” on Manhattan’s streets.
-Heather Corcoran AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes