Now someone—*cough* Action Bronson *cough*—has to rap about "Coke stashed in the Jacuzzi."
Yesterday, the suspected leader of a cocaine and heroin ring was arrested at his Yonkers home following an investigation that spanned a year. In addition to taking 59-year-old Carlos Medina into custody, the DEA seized a drug ledger and $40,000 in cash.
A release from the Special Narcotics Prosecutor's Office claims that Medina and 10 co-conspirators sold heroin in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan and Connecticut. They also allegedly kept stash houses in Throgs Neck and Kips Bay. At one of their stash houses, cocaine—along with a few others toys—was found hidden in a Jacuzzi:
A search of the stash house at 228 Revere Ave. in the Bronx this morning yielded two loaded .38 caliber revolvers, 3 kilograms of cocaine (nearly 7 lbs.) and a half-kilogram of heroin (more than 1 lb.). One of the revolvers, the heroin and 2 1/2 kilograms of cocaine were found inside a hidden trap in a Jacuzzi. The remaining half-kilogram of cocaine was near a pigeon coop on the roof, hidden amidst pigeon supplies. The second revolver was found in a nightstand in the bedroom.
According to Gothamist, Medina—who owns Excellent Watches & Jewelry on West 47th Street—had a drug connect in Puerto Rico and made "hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of transactions" during the year. He's facing at least 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 30 years if he's convicted for sale of a controlled substance in the first degree