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Trio of brothers indicted for running Staten Island cocaine ring

February 9, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Trio of brothers indicted for running Staten Island cocaine ring Cocoaine dealing brothers: Alamir, 34; Alphonso, 31; and Toriano Lewis, 28.

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Three brothers from Staten Island operated a cocaine ring across the New York City borough, prosecutors revealed on Tuesday.

Alamir, 34; Alphonso, 31; and Toriano Lewis, 28, all brothers, were charged after making a string of hand-to-hand drug deals with undercover cops since September, according to Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon.

A fourth man, Eric Moore, 21, was also taken into custody.

The defendants sold drugs out of a vehicle and focused on neighborhoods such as Castleton Corners, Grasmere, Bulls Head, Oakwood and Dongan Hills, the New York Daily News reported.

Police also discovered 40 grams of cocaine when they searched Alamir and Toriano Lewis’ residence in Bulls Head.

“We will keep fighting to get drugs off the streets and to put dealers in prison,” McMahon announced.

“My clients are innocent until proven guilty. I have not had an opportunity to review the investigation that was conducted, but once I do, I will be able to give the appropriate defenses to the actions,” Mario Gallucci, who represents Alphonso and Toriano Lewis. stated.

Alamir and Toriano were charged in connection with the cocaine ring on Tuesday and are being held on $150,000 bail. Alphonso is being held on $50,000 bail, and Moore, who was arrested in January, remains in custody on $5,500 bail.

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