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January 29, 2014 3:38 pm

Shabbat Observant Drug Dealer Gets 5 Year Sentence

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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.

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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.

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