Law enforcement officers announced that they busted a large drug ring that was operating in Suffolk County. The bust happened during the weekend of March 23 through March 25 and was conducted by Suffolk County police.

According to reports, four locations were raided by the police. The officers recovered $362,000, 475 grams of heroin, 3,250 grams of cocaine, 400 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. They also seized four handguns. The District Attorney’s office stated that a 50-year-old Middle Island man was the ringleader. Both he and a 31-year-old Bronx man were taken into custody and charged with being major drug traffickers.

Three other men and a woman were also arrested and charged with conspiracy. Some of the defendants were also charged with drug offenses, criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and weapons charges. There is no information about whether the suspects have had bonds set or if they remain in custody at this time.

Drug crimes that involve trafficking large amounts of drugs may result in decades of imprisonment. People who are facing charges of major drug crimes might want to hire experienced drug lawyers as soon as possible after they have been charged. The attorneys may analyze how the searches and seizures were completed by the police to try to identify whether they were conducted properly. If the lawyers find problems with how the investigation was completed, they may file evidentiary motions in an effort to seek suppression of the evidence against their clients. Through negotiations, the attorneys may be able to secure capped sentences, pleas to lesser offenses or other favorable outcomes on their clients’ behalf.

Source: NBC New York, “Major drug ring taken down on Long Island: Police“, March 25, 2018