Pittsburgh FBI Rounding Up Dozens In “Bricks R Us” Heroin Ring

Pittsburgh FBI Rounding Up Dozens In “Bricks R Us” Heroin Ring

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The FBI announced a wide-reaching drug bust during a news conference Thursday that includes dozens of arrests in an alleged heroin ring called, “Bricks R Us.”

In all, 44 people are facing federal charges in the drug ring that was based in Wilkinsburg but touched many communities.

KDKA’s Harold Hayes Reports:
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Some of the defendants are charged with conspiracy to use juveniles as runners for the heroin operation, but they are all charged with being a part of the alleged Bricks R Us gang, or the BRU Gang.

“It quickly branched out to encompass Duquesne, Penn Hills, Monroeville, as well as the City of Pittsburgh and other locations in Allegheny County, in Westmoreland County, Armstrong County and Indiana County,” said U.S. Attorney David Hickton. “In fact, it stretched all the way to Newark, New Jersey.”

New Jersey turned out to be the…

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