An accused drug dealer from Uniondale is among 13 suspects that authorities said were busted for their alleged ties to a New York City-based heroin trafficking ring stretching as far as Pennsylvania.
Kenneth Parris, 42, was indicted on multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Of the 179 charges in the indictment, the top counts went to alleged kingpin Brian Bacon, 52, of the Bronx, who called himself “The Prime Minister.” Bacon was charged with operating as a major trafficker.
“For the third time in as many weeks, we have dismantled a large heroin ring that allegedly crossed county and state lines, stretching from Pittsburgh to Long Island,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Prosecutors said Parris was one of Bacon’s main resellers, with others based in the city and upstate New York. Only one of Bacon’s two suppliers have been identified, authorities said. The alleged Pittsburgh-based dealer traveled to Manhattan by bus, according to investigators.
The 10-month investigation, which was dubbed “Operation Iron Horse,” included covert physical surveillance and hundreds of hours of wiretaps, authorities said.