Daily Archives: October 10, 2017

Jose Mercedes, Sr. Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Major Heroin Trafficking Operation

Jose Mercedes, Sr. Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Major Heroin Trafficking Operation

Charges Stem from Record Large Seizure of 70 Kilograms of Heroin and $2 Million Cash Recovered in the Fieldston Section of the Bronx

Bridget G. Brennan, New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor, announced today the sentencing of JOSE MERCEDES, SR., aka “Hippie,” to 14 years in state prison followed by five years post release supervision for possessing 70 kilograms of heroin (over 150 pounds) in connection with a narcotics trafficking operation. MERCEDES pleaded guilty to one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the …

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