Shabbat Observant Drug Dealer Gets 5 Year Sentence
A Shabbat-observant Jewish drug dealer from Brooklyn was sentenced to up to five years in prison, the New York Post reported on Wednesday. His arrest in April after a six-month police investigation dubbed “Only After Sundown,” made headlines because of the text messages he had sent to customers.
According to the criminal complaint, one of his text messages read,”We are closing 7:30 on the dot and we will reopen Saturday 8:15 so if u need anything you have 45 mins. to get what you want.”
Edward Sorin, 38, of Sheepshead Bay was sentenced in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday for five years for having a sawed-off shotgun and three and half years for possessing drugs, with the two terms to run concurrently.
According to the Post, prosecutors said Sorin and four accomplices operated a ring that dealt hundreds of thousands of dollars of drugs from Bedford Avenue and used stolen prescription sheets build up their supply.
Police seized about 900 glassines of heroin, 335 oxycodone pills, a small quantity of cocaine as well as the prescription drugs Xanax, Suboxone and Klonopin.
In addition to the sawed-off shotgun with ammunition, police also found a Blackberry that was used to send his texts to customers, the Post said.