By Eden Laikin
After an investigation into residents’ complaints about drug activity being conducted in two separate homes in the County, Nassau Police arrested 7 people for drug sales, recovered multiple illegal firearms and kept more than 2,000 bags of heroin and 89 grams of cocaine off the street, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano announced last week.
Nassau Narcotics Detectives arrested five individuals in a home on Merrick Avenue in Merrick – which was located in close proximity to a child day care center – and recovered 41 grams of raw heroin, (or 2000 bags), a loaded 9mm pistol, and marijuana. One of the defendants was arrested after leaving the premise with heroin she just bought. There was also a 3 year old child in the home during the investigation.
The arrested were charged with multiple counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. All the defendants were arraigned the following day at First District Court in Hempstead.
Three days later, the Nassau Police Major Case Bureau arrested two individuals at an apartment on Main Street in Hempstead – just one block from First District Court. There, detectives recovered approximately 89 grams of cocaine, 15 grams of heroin, 42 amphetamine tablets; an assortment of MDMA, crystal methamphetamine, Xanax and Oxycodone tablets; a defaced 40- caliber Desert Eagle semi-automatic pistol and a .9 mil Taurus P111 semi-automatic pistol. One of those arrested lived in the apartment.
Both defendants were charged with multiple counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Possession of a Weapon – and were arraigned in First District Court.