Afternoon Bulletin: Queens Drug Bust, Subway Scuffle and More

Six suspects will likely face charges after being caught with 3,000 pounds of marijuana.

Six men were caught unloading about 3,000 pounds of marijuana in Queens (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images).
Six men were caught unloading about 3,000 pounds of marijuana in Queens (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images). Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

The DEA busted 6 men in Elmhurst, Queens who were caught unloading 3,000 pounds of marijuana. The New York Drug Enforcement Task Force found the suspects unloading the drugs, worth around $3.5 million, from a tractor trailer parked on Ireland Street. The men were also carrying between $200,000 and $300,000 in cash. Richard A. Brown, the Queens District Attorney, told amNewYork that the men “made a mistake by stopping in Queens County to distribute their wares.” The six men are awaiting arraignment and will likely be charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana. The suspects include Tong Zhew Zhang, 24, Tong Shun Zhang, 29, Shan Wu Zhang, 30, Duanzhao Zhang, 38, Weiyang Yao, 47 and Yuejiang Zeng, 53. (amNewYork)

The NYPD is looking for a subway performer who punched a rider who attempted to film him last month. On September 24, a subway dancer on a southbound E train punched a 55-year-old straphanger who used his phone to film the suspect and his group near Queens Plaza around 2 PM. Police say the suspect is between the ages of 18 to 25, between 5′ 8″ and 5’10” and 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black sweatpants, red sneakers and a Chicago Bulls cap. The suspect ran from the scene at the Queens Plaza station and left the commuter with a split lip. (DNAInfo)

Jennifer Barry, the 33-year-old mother of the infant girl found dead in the alley of a building on 183rd Street in the Bronx last week, now faces accusations of throwing the infant from a seventh floor window. Ms. Barry also had an infant son die in 2008 from sudden infant death syndrome, which has prompted further investigation by Westchester County prosecutors. Ms. Barry is being held at Riker’s Island; her court date is set for October 28. Ms. Barry had reportedly told family and friends that she had miscarried the child during the last stages of the pregnancy. One high school friend, Gillian Gabie-Lyons, told the New York Times that Ms. Barry was quiet and shy, saying, “You look at her, and she would smile and blush.” (New York Times)

Open House New York has released the locations for this year’s festivities, which  will take place on October 17 to 18. The event is primarily open to the public, but some places require reservations that can be made on the OHNY website for $5 starting October 7 at 11am. Curious city dwellers will be able to tour such sites as the Bryant Park Hotel, Edgar Allen Poe’s cottage, Ganesh Temple, the High Line with co-founder Joshua David, a penthouse in Tudor City and the Mercedes House apartment building. The OHNY website has the full list of sites. (Gothamist)

This morning Tom Hanks ,@tomhanks, tweeted a photo of a Fordham University student’s school ID card that he found in the park. The celebrity New Yorker was a good Samaritan, telling the girl to contact his office if she still needs the card:

Afternoon Bulletin: Queens Drug Bust, Subway Scuffle and More