NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 5:39 AM
Investigators say they found 4 pounds of pot in Rodolfo Bastardo’s locker and 10 pounds at Douglas Caraballo’s Yonkers home.
Five people, including a dentist and a NYCHA worker, were charged in a marijuana pipeline that pumped pot from California into Harlem, authorities said Tuesday.
Jerome Weitz, 63, a San Francisco dentist, allegedly shipped the weed to Yonkers resident Douglas Caraballo, 25, authorities said. NYCHA worker Rodolfo Bastardo, 31, then sold the drug, which he stored in his work locker at the Lincoln Houses in Harlem, according to the Manhattan district attorney’s office.
Angel Caraballo, 24, and Diana Duarte were arrested on allegations they helped with the sales, prosecutors said at arraignments Tuesday for the alleged members of the ring. The operation sold between 20 and 30 pounds of weed — with a street value of over $ 100,000, authorities said.
Bastardo allegedly stored the weed in his NYCHA employee storage locker in the Lincoln Houses in Harlem.
Investigators said they found 4 pounds of pot in Bastardo’s locker and 10 pounds at Caraballo’s Yonkers home. Four of the defendants were held on bail. Weitz’s arraignment was pending early Wednesday.