Nearly a dozen alleged members and associates of a violent New York street gang were busted Thursday — including a pair of crooked correction officers accused of helping smuggle sheets of K-2 into Rikers Island.
The 10 new arrests are part of a superseding indictment filed in Brooklyn federal court naming a total of 45 defendants connected to the Bed-Stuy-based Bully Gang and accused of crimes ranging from attempted murder to drug trafficking conspiracy and extortion.
City Department of Correction officers Johnny Chiles and Darius Murphy are accused of taking cash bribes to help smuggle papers soaked with K2, a synthetic cannabinoid, into Rikers, according to a detention memo.
Chiles and Murphy allegedly delivered the drug-laced papers to jailed co-defendants, who sold them to other inmates, earning thousands of dollars for the enterprise.
Defendant Nehemie Eril — who is nicknamed “Poca” and is the longtime lover of Bully Gang founder and imprisoned co-defendant Moeleek “Moe Money” Harrell, according to prosecutors — was allegedly instrumental in the scheme.