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DA: Man Who Planned to Rob Flushing Drug House Pleads Guilty


May 11, 2018 By Christian Murray

A Brooklyn man who hatched a plan to rob a Flushing drug house at gunpoint pleaded guilty to a slew of charges Wednesday, according to the US Attorney’s Office.

Joshua Padmore, 35, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack, heroin and fentanyl; robbery conspiracy; and possessing a handgun as a convicted felon.

He faces between 5 years and 40 years in federal prison just for the drug conspiracy charge alone.

According to court documents, Padmore and his associates planned to rob a stash house in Flushing on Feb. 7, 2016. One of his co-conspirators went inside the drug house posing as buyer and then called Padmore to tell him that he observed “pounds” of marijuana. Law enforcement agents intercepted the call.

Law enforcement saw Padmore and his associates circling the stash house in his car and stopped the vehicle. They found a loaded revolver under Padmore’s seat.

Padmore, along with his crew, were the leaders of a crew that sold crack cocaine, heroin and fentanyl in Brooklyn, according to the U.S. Attorney.

Several members of Padmore’s crew have already pleaded guilty to similar charges.

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