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  Drug dealer lauded by Street is arrested
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MediaNewspaper - Philadelphia Inquirer
News DateSaturday, September 27, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description"The longtime drug dealer Mayor Street praised in July for his "entrepreneurial bent," before learning of his open drug cases, is behind bars again.

Edward "Joe-Joe" Terrell was arrested yesterday on a bench warrant issued after he failed to appear at a Sept. 18 arraignment on an array of crack-, heroin-, and marijuana-dealing charges. The counts stem from an April 22 arrest at his home on the 2500 block of Hutchinson Street in North Philadelphia.

Terrell had been out on $20,000 bail on the charges, which could lead to a mandatory five- to 10-year prison term, said Cathie Abookire, a spokeswoman for the District Attorney's Office.

Street stepped into political quicksand this summer when he used his appearance at a Hutchinson Street block party to praise Terrell, who had been the subject of a newspaper profile. In the piece, Terrell said that the mayor's Operation Safe Streets program had led him to give up drug-dealing and start his own T-shirt painting business."

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