Carryout Owner Pleads Guilty to Distributing Crack Cocaine
Apparently fried fish wasn't the only thing sold from one Columbia Heights carryout.
The owner of D.C. Fish Carryout at 3475 14th St. NW pled guilty to distributing crack cocaine, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today.
According to government evidence, owner Suk in Hyun entered into an agreement with two other men—Timothy Hill and Craig McKoy—to sell the drugs from inside his store and away from the view of police beginning in July 2011. McKoy met with cocaine users 10 to 15 times a day, seven days a week on the 3400 to 3600 blocks of 14th Street NW and then brought them to the carryout shop. There, Hyun placed a call to a cocaine dealer, and Hill came to the store to transfer the drugs. He paid Hyun a percentage of each sale.
The ploy was uncovered by undercover cops who made purchases inside the store. In February, authorities got a warrant to search the premises and found 17 digital pocket scales used to measure drugs, tens of thousands of plastic bags, and one pound of a K2, a type of synthetic marjauana.
Hyun faces up to 30 years in prison, a $500,000 fine, or both. His sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 18.
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