32 Arrested in Staten Island Drug Bust

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013  |  Updated 11:00 PM EDT
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32 Arrested in Staten Island Drug Bust

Items seized in Staten Island drug bust

Thirty-two people were arrested in a narcotics bust on Staten Island this week, including a 22-year-old woman who appeared last year in a YouTube music video rhapsodizing drug use and culture in the borough. 

Sharissa Turk was arrested after selling Oxycodone on three separate occasions to an undercover NYPD officer, police said. She was identified as one of three dozen loosely affiliated drug dealers on Staten Island's south shore.

Turk appeared in an amateur music video last July titled "My World is Blue," which had lyrics like, “I can stop when I want to / I’m not addicted / I don’t take pills / crush and sniff it / Blue is my world in this life how I live it / Come out to Staten Island, pay a little visit.”

She was arrested at her daytime workplace, an Edible Arrangements shop on Victory Boulevard, and charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance Wednesday, police said. She has been arraigned in Staten Island Criminal Court. Attorney information was not immediately available.

Police arrested 31 other people in the operation and seized drugs from 12 different locations, including 595 Oxycodone pills, 300 Vicodin pills, 300 Xanax pills, 250 grams of cocaine, 209 glassines of heroin and 16 ounces of marijuana. They also seized $17,000 in cash and a loaded 380-caliber handgun from a 29-year-old defendant.

The suspects range in age from 18 to 54 and were arrested on various drug and weapon charges. 

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