Drugs

Prosecutor: 24 charged in family-run heroin ring that hid drugs in cereal boxes, netted $1.5M

Packages of heroin fill a table during a news conference at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in New York, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. A family-run heroin ring brought in more than $1.5 million in 2014 by using cereal boxes to conceal the drugs, which were sold to distributors including a court employee and a drug counselor, a district attorney said Thursday in announcing the arrests of two dozen people. (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)

Packages of heroin fill a table during a news conference at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in New York, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. A family-run heroin ring brought in more than $1.5 million in 2014 by using cereal boxes to conceal the drugs, which were sold to distributors including a court employee and a drug counselor, a district attorney said Thursday in announcing the arrests of two dozen people. (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in New York City say they have dismantled a family-run heroin ring that hid the drugs in cereal boxes.

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said Thursday that two dozen people are charged in a 368-count indictment.

Thompson says the operation netted about $1.5 million last year.

He says the ring supplied more than a dozen distributors, including a Manhattan court supervisor and a drug counselor.

Thompson says the group sold about 25,000 packs of heroin each month.