NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two people have been arrested in a designer drug raid at a luxury high-rise apartment building in Queens.
Chopper 2 was over the scene as chemists in protective hazmat suits along with state police and federal drug enforcement agents raided the waterfront building on Center Boulevard in Long Island City, where apparently an apartment on the fourth floor had been doubling as a drug den, CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported.
Brian Parker, 34, of Long Island City, and Victoria Koleski, 29, of Farmingdale, New Jersey, are charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substance analogues, and distributing and possessing with intent to distribute the controlled substance analogues.
Each charge carries a maximum 20 years in prison as well as a $1 million fine.
Parker, who has two prior convictions for illegally selling prescription drugs, is accused of selling synthetic opioids and other substances, including designer drugs similar to PCP, through the internet.
Neighbors were stunned