D.C. narcotics officers after a month-long investigation arrested a New York man yesterday on charges of drug distribution and seized more than three pounds of cocaine and cocaine derivative crack, quantities of PCP and a .357-caliber revolver from a Northeast apartment.
Brodwick A. Neal, 24, was ordered held without bond on a charge of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and PCP after his arrest outside an apartment building at 4811 Minnesota Ave. NE.
Police put the value of the seized drugs at more than $900,000.
According to police affidavits filed with search warrant requests in U.S. District Court here, narcotics detectives had been observing Neal since December after receiving tips from informers that Neal was bringing cocaine and heroin to the Washington area from New York.
According to the police accounts, Neal, who told authorities he lived at 105 W. 138th St. in Manhattan, had access to an apartment on Minnesota Avenue as well as an apartment in the 1300 block of Southview Drive in Oxon Hill.
Police said they found the drugs in a lock box inside the Minnesota Avenue apartment. A separate search at the Oxon Hill address netted documents and a .25-caliber automatic weapon, police said.