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Yesterday, cops broke up a drug ring operating out a Crown Heights shopping strip. Six retailers—a clothing shop, a record store, two restaurants, a deli, and a bodega—were selling pot out of their back rooms, according to the NYPD, which spent two months making undercover buys before yesterday's bust. Council Member Letitia James called it "an open drug bazaar on Nostrand Avenue." And despite the recession, the bazaar was doing a brisk trade: The Times reports that they were selling about 170 pounds of marijuana a week. Oh Brooklyn: So good at producing little DIY businesses!
· NYPD Busts Alleged Drug Sellers at Retail Stores [MyFoxNY]
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