By Eden Laikin
Nassau Police arrested 3 teens in Plainview yesterday for illegal drug possession, in connection with the non-fatal overdose of an 18-year old high school student. During the arrest, Narcotics Detectives seized a significant amount of drugs, with a street value of more than $500,000 – including: xanax, Roxicodone, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana and ketamine.
Police identified the narcotics seller as Kevin Staiano, 18, of Plainview. He was arrested during a vehicle traffic stop last night, along with the driver of the car in which he was riding, Brandon Bromberg, 18, also of Plainview.
Recovered from the automobile was a backpack containing 1025 Xanax pills, 131 broken pieces of Xanax, 73 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms, 42 grams of Ketamine, 5 grams of MDMA, 5 grams of Cocaine, 1 gram of DMT, 45 tabs of Acid, 50 grams of Marijuana and 4 Ecstasy pills.
Also arrested was Nicholas Gennaro, 19, of Whitestone, Queens who rented an apartment with Staiano. Recovered in the apartment were 1250 grams of Mushrooms, 70 grams of Ketamine, 7 grams of Cocaine, 1 gram of Adderall, 14 grams of Dimethyltryptamine, 360 grams of MDMA, 4 pounds of Marijuana, 2,133 Xanax pills, 1672 Ecstasy pills, 1841 Roxicodone pills and 3150 tabs of Acid. Also seized was over $8,000 in cash.
Defendant Staiano is charged with 19 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Defendant Bromberg is charged with Criminal Facilitation and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Defendant Gennaro is charged with 11 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. They were arraigned today at First District Court in Hempstead.