Brooklyn Drug Dealers Observed Shabbat

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Photo: NYPD Handout

A big bust in Sheepshead Bay turned up 335 oxycodone pills, cocaine, heroin, a sawed-off shotgun, and the too-perfect detail that the dealers were strict about their religion. "We are closing 7:30 on the dot and we will reopen saturday 8:15 so if u need anything you have 45mins to get what you want," read a mass text to customers — sent from a BlackBerry — alerting them that the drug house would be "closed for Shabbat." David Gerowitz, Philip Mandel, Eduard Sorin, Jack Zaibak, and Jack Zibak, when not observing the Jewish day of rest, are accused of moving $460,000 in pills, after a year-long investigation the NYPD called "Only After Sundown."