Four charged in Chicago-to-NYC heroin, cocaine ring

April 18, 2012

The Associated Press

NEW YORK  — Prosecutors say one suspect flung a kilogram of heroin out a Harlem apartment window as police closed in on a Chicago-to-New York drug trafficking scheme.

Four suspects were due to enter pleas in a Manhattan court Wednesday. They've been held since their arrests and initial court appearances last month.

The New York City special narcotics prosecutor's office says two of the men drove from New York to Chicago in March to arrange a drug shipment.

Prosecutors say those two, their Chicago supplier and an associate from New Jersey tried to ditch the drugs during the March 20 Harlem police raid.

Prosecutors say police saw one man toss the heroin package out the 13th-floor window. Prosecutors say there were indications cocaine was flushed down a toilet and sink.