FDNY Firefighter Charged With Selling Drugs In Front of Firehouse

An FDNY firefighter was indicted today on charges of selling drugs, including making sales in front of his firehouse.

Daniel Torres, 33, was arrested today while driving to work. The indictment charged Torres with 10 counts of selling controlled substances, selling controlled substance in or near school grounds, and conspiracy. He was reportedly observed selling drugs in front of his Brooklyn firehouse (Engine 279 and Ladder 131), as well as near a school.

Torres was reassigned from Brooklyn to FDNY’s Recruitment Unit earlier this year. He is being held on $25,000 bail.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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