Three Dozen Suspects Arrested in Heroin Drug Ring Bust on Long Island
Long Island law enforcement reported earlier this week that they’ve taken down a huge heroin drug ring bust and have apprehended 36 suspects on drug charges.
Prosecutors in Nassau County are calling the sting the largest illegal drug bust in the history of Long Island.
Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas:
“One of the alleged resellers is seven months pregnant, while another serves as a volunteer firefighter. One of the defendants serves as a drug counselor.”
The drug trafficking ring, also known as the 110 Crew, operated around Route 110 in Suffolk and Nassau counties. Authorities seized large amounts of heroin and cocaine, as well as several vehicles and weapons, including an AK-47 assault rifle.
According to authorities, those involved in the nine-month investigation (also known as Operation Bundle Up) observed the 110 Crew earn between $40,000-$50,000 per week in heroin sales. Drugs were dealt near hotels, restaurants, gas stations, malls, and coffee shops.
About the Indictment
The nearly 60-page indictment named three suspects including two men aged 27 and 28 as members of a drug distribution ring that supplied sleeves (bundles) of heroin to 15 members of the 110 Crew.
These defendants, also known as the “Papis” were alleged to have stored the drugs in homes in Farmingdale, Lindenhurst, West Babylon and Bayshore. The indictment stated that the three defendants sold ten bundles containing ten individual bags each.
110 Crew members are also said to be members of the Neez gang. They allegedly ran an extensive drug operation, selling heroin to hundreds of users per day along the route, as well as to 18 other resellers who have no organized connection to each other.
Of those arrested, six have been charged with Operating as a Major Trafficker.
“Drug dealing networks usually operate in the shadows …but this group allegedly counted cash, measured and packaged heroin in broad daylight…on residential streets.”
“I thank all of our law enforcement partners for their outstanding work in this investigation, and for their commitment to confronting this epidemic with every tool at our disposal.”
~ G. Nathalee Serrels, M.A., Psychology