Drug Trafficking Boss of “HMOBB CREW” GUilty on Crack and Cocaine Charges – US Attorney – LawFuel

LAWFUEL.COM – Legal Announcements –
LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for
the Southern District of New York, JOHN P. GILBRIDE, the Special
Agent-In-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York
Field Division (“DEA”), RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner
of the City of New York (“NYPD”), and HARRY J. CORBITT,
Superintendent of the New York State Police (“NYSP”), announced
that PATRICK DESROSIER, 33, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to
distribute crack and powdered cocaine in New York City.
DESROSIER entered his plea in Manhattan federal court before
United States Magistrate Judge FRANK MAAS. According to the
superseding Indictment to which DESROSIER pleaded guilty, other
documents filed in this case, and statements made in Manhattan
federal court:

DESROSIER was the leader of the “HMOBB Crew,” a drug
trafficking organization operating out of the Dyckman Houses in
Manhattan. Between February 2006 and December 2007, the HMOBB
Crew, under DESROSIER’s direction, distributed kilogram
quantities of crack and powder cocaine in Manhattan, the Bronx,
and Brooklyn. Among other ways the HMOBB Crew received the
cocaine that it then resold or cooked into crack and sold on City
streets, was in shipments of televisions sets and other

DESROSIER pleaded guilty to the two narcotics
conspiracy counts charged in the Indictment, and faces a minimum
sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in
prison on each charge. DESROSIER is scheduled to be sentenced on
July 6, 2009 before United States District Judge VICTOR MARRERO.
The investigation and prosecution of the HMOBB Crew has
resulted in the guilty pleas of seven other members of the Crew:
a/k/a “Black,” NOEL BUTLER, a/k/a “Mario,” ANDRE GIBBS, a/k/a
“Dre,” COREY HILL a/k/a “Ree,” and REINALDO MERCADO, a/k/a

Mr. DASSIN praised the outstanding investigative work
of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, which is comprised
of agents and officers of the DEA, the NYPD, and the New York
State Police.

Assistant United States Attorneys JULIAN J. MOORE,
BENJAMIN A. NAFTALIS, and KENNETH A. POLITE are in charge of the
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