A drug crew strictly observed the Jewish Sabbath each week while dealing prescription painkillers, heroin and other drugs in New York City, authorities said Tuesday in announcing charges against five men.
Investigators cited mass text messages sent to customers warning them to get their orders in before sundown Friday or else wait until after sundown Saturday.
“We are closing at 7:30 on the dot and we will reopen on Saturday at 8:15 so if u need anything you have 45 mins to get what you want,” one text read, according to the city’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office.
An indictment charged the Jewish men with using stolen prescription sheets and other means to obtain 23,000 oxycodone pills with a street value of $460,000. It also accused them of distributing heroin with the name “DOB” and of using the code name “white girl” to refer to cocaine.
I’ve always been amused by religiously observant criminals. Faithful Catholic mobsters and Sabbath observant drug dealers… Where is the disconnect between faith and ethics for these folk? How can they be one and the other simultaneously? What can faith possibly mean to them? What operations are taking place in their brains which allow them to do what they do and still imagine themselves pious enough to observe the niceties of their religion?
Hail Mary full of grace, save us now and in the hour of our death. And, oh, I had to whack the bookie cuz the boss told me to. Amen.