Robert Chambers, the 41-year-old who made headlines as a York Prep kid in the 80’s when he was convicted of manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin, has been busted again.
According to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, he and 39-year-old Shawn Kovell had been the target of a three-month investigation after “citizen complaints” that they were selling drugs out of an apartment they shared on East 57th Street.
It looks like they’ve got him dead to rights, too: “The investigation utilized surveillance techniques and an undercover detective to purchase quantities of cocaine directly from Chambers and Kovell near and inside their residence,” the D.A.’s office announced in a press release.
They were arrested last night on multiple counts of felony narcotics sales after police turned up drug paraphernalia including crack pipes and “packaging materials” in the apartment.
The 14 counts Mr. Chambers is charged with carry sentences ranging from three and a half to 30 years in prison each.
The district attorney described a “violent struggle” during the arrest and did not rule out further charges coming from those.