Drug bust


Police: 2 Cocaine Trafficking Operations Busted In Suffolk County

November 14, 2018 - 3:19 pm

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — A Huntington Station home that housed a 1-month-old was the base for a million dollar cocaine and crack cocaine operation, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Suffolk County Police Department announced the 47-count indictment against three individuals in connection to the drug trafficking operation on Wednesday.

Sini said the trio included a man and woman who are parents to the newborn.

“The place where they were cooking the crack cocaine, where they're storing the powder cocaine and crack cocaine, was a place where this 1-month-old lived,” the DA told WCBS 880.

He said when police executed a search warrant at the residence they found a kilogram of powder cocaine underneath the baby’s bassinet.

Sini alleges the trio would deliver drugs to users at their homes and at the Walt Whitman Mall.

“These are people who have no regard for people's safety, no regard for human life – by virtue of the fact that they're selling this poison in our communities – but they don't even have any regard for their own child,” Sini said.

Additionally, in Riverhead, authorities announced 14 people were arrested for trafficking crack cocaine – 12 will face federal charges and two will face state charges.