Monday, November 30, 2015

500 Bags Of Heroin Found In Bronx Park

Parks Department workers found more than five hundred glassine bags or "decks," of heroin inside University Woods Park.   The drugs, along with phones and a box cutter were collected by law enforcement at the scene.  (Click on images to enlarge)


By Geoffrey Croft

Park workers cleaning up a Bronx park made a startling discovery, NYC Park Advocates has learned.

Employees found more than 500 glassine bags filled with heroin hidden under tree branches, leaves and covered over with rice according to law enforcement sources.  The rice is used to keep the heroin powder free of moisture.  Two cell phones, most likly "burner" phones, and a box cutter were also recovered.

The narcotics stash was discovered in University Woods Park in the University Heights neighborhood yesterday afternoon.       

The notorious three acre woodland park located between Cedar & Sedgwick Avenues has long been a dumping ground due to a lack of dedicated maintenance and staffing from the city.

Police from the 52 Pct. took possession of the alleged narcotics. 

The narcotics were found hidden under rice. 

Read More:

CBS - November 30, 2015   

New York Post - November 30, 2015  - By Daniel Prendergast 

News12 Bronx - November 30, 2015

Pix11 - December 1, 2015 -  By Allison Yang 

New York Daily News - December 1, 2015  - By Ryan Sit  

gothamist -  December  1, 2015 - By Emma Whitford  

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