The D.C. Fish Carryout store on 14th Street wasn’t just selling fish dinners. The Columbia Heights carryout’s 53-year-old owner has pled guilty of using the store for selling crack-cocaine, according to sources.
Washington City Paper reports:
According to government evidence, owner Suk in Hyun entered into an agreement with two other men—Timothy Hill and Craig McKoy—to sell the drugs from inside his store and away from the view of police beginning in July 2011. McKoy met with cocaine users 10 to 15 times a day, seven days a week on the 3400 to 3600 blocks of 14th Street NW and then brought them to the carryout shop. There, Hyun placed a call to a cocaine dealer, and Hill came to the store to transfer the drugs. He paid Hyun a percentage of each sale.
Officers discovered 17 digital pocket scales used to measure drugs, tens of thousands of plastic bags, and one pound of a K2 in the carryout. Hyun’s sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 18 and he faces up to 30 years in prison, a $500,000 fine, or both.