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5/29/2014 1:00 PM
Feds: Brazen heroin ring wore 'Bricks R Us' shirts

By JOE MANDAK

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal prosecutors and the FBI say they've charged 44 people in a suburban Pittsburgh heroin ring that brazenly sold drugs while wearing T-shirts with the slogan, "Bricks R Us."

U.S. Attorney David Hickton and the FBI say the group was supplied out of Newark, New Jersey. They say the ring sold drugs in Pittsburgh and several of its south and east suburbs.

Some of those towns are crime-ridden. But investigators say many deals occurred openly in Monroeville, a middle-class community about 15 miles east of the city known for a major mall and a diverse shopping and restaurant district known as the Miracle Mile.

The feds say 12 of the suspects remain at-large.

In drug parlance, a brick is a group of 10 individual bags of heroin.



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