Longtime Janitor who only made $13K a year was school’s personal drug dealer


By The Ditmas Park Patch

A longtime janitor at Brooklyn College in Flatbush has been moonlighting as a campus cocaine dealer, according to a new indictment from NYC’s Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor.

Police say they nabbed 46-year-old janitor Javon High after he sold baggies of cocaine to undercover officers nine times between April and mid-July.

The trick sales added up to around $1,400.

“High conducted narcotics transactions during his work shifts and, in at least one instance, he wore his work uniform,” says a press release on High’s indictment. ”The investigation revealed that High catered to customers from neighborhoods surrounding Brooklyn College.”

The university janitor allegedly made three of these sales in front of James Hall at Brooklyn College — “a building that houses multiple academic departments and the college’s Early Childhood Center, which offers day care and after-school programs,” officials say.

Two public schools are also located right across the street: PS 152, the School of Science & Technology, and the PS K315 elementary school.

Cops put an end to the janitor’s alleged on-campus drug sales in a dramatic arrest during his July 23 work shift. He’s been working as a janitor at Brooklyn College for six years, officials say.

Records show High’s starting annual salary was around $13,000. By 2013, he was making more like $25,000.

“There is no place in our communities for narcotics trafficking, especially on our college campuses,” NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said in a statement.

Patch has reached out to Brooklyn College for more on the alleged drug operation that went on under administrator’s noses.


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