NYPD raided a heroin mill in The Bronx on Thursday. Authorities were able to round up four drug dealers and 5 million dollars worth of drugs. The group of dealers were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday. Hit the jump for more.

When cops busted down the door of an apartment at 238 W. 238th St. near Van Cortlandt Park, Thursday, two of the men attempted to flee by jumping on to the fire escape. Their attempt was failed and all four men were brought into custody. Orlando Rosario-Concepcion, 38,Jonathan Almonte, 29, Jean Carlos Rosario-Ortiz, 29, and Rodolofo Abreu-Cristolomo, 31, were arrested inside the apartment.

They were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court and brought up on charges of possession of a controlled substance and using drug paraphernalia. Judge Guy Mitchell remanded Rosario-Concepcion, the alleged ringleader, and Almonte and set $300,000 bail for Abreu-Cristolomo and $100,000 bail for Rosario-Ortiz.

Special Prosecutor Bridget G. Brennan said, “Sadly, an untimely death from a heroin overdose triggered this investigation, but as a result our collaborative efforts prevented more than a million bags of heroin from hitting the streets”

According to court records the mill in The Bronx and another location also ran by the ring of dealers supplied dealers locally, Upstate and on Long Island. Police were also able to raid multiple stash locations, including Concepcion’s New Jersey home. They recovered in total approximately $115,000 in cash, two guns and 26 pounds of heroin.

The investigation was conducted by the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, the DEA and other agencies. It began in October of 2014 after a heroin overdose in Sullivan County.

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