2007-02-09 / Community

Stops Mac-Attack, Drugs Send Him To Jail

Blocks Access To McDonald's, Found With Heroin
By Howard Schwach

By Howard Schwach

A local man who police spotted blocking the entrance to McDonald's in Far Rockaway was caught with heroin in his waistband when cops asked him to move along, police say.

Police from the 101 Precinct say that they saw Rahmel Burwell, 20, of Far Rockaway keeping customers out of the fast food store at Beach Channel Drive and Mott Avenue at about 8:50 p.m. on February 5, forcing them to use another entrance to the eatery. Court records show that Police Officer Duane Atkinson, who approached Burwell, noticed 12 glassine envelopes in his waistband.

Those envelopes, sources say, tested as heroin.

A spokesperson for Queens District Attorney Richard Brown told The Wave on Wednesday that Burwell was indicted on February 6 and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct.

Brown's spokesperson said that the offense that Burwell is charged with is a "B Felony," punishable under the new guidelines by two and a half to four and a half years in prison.

Burwell posted his bail and remains free for his next court date, which has been set for February 20.

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