FBI, Nassau County Police Break Up Massive Heroin Drug Ring

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The FBI and Nassau County police are making arrests in a sweeping heroin drug ring that reached from Brooklyn to Long Island’s east end.

At least 20 people have been indicted in connection with an operation — which was allegedly based out of Woodhaven, Queens — that sources say sold and distributed a potent brand of heroin that has been linked to several overdose deaths in the region.

The sales allegedly netted nearly $3 million in nine months.

Officials arrested 18 suspects early Tuesday morning during raids at dozens of homes in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

The suspects are accused of flooding Long Island with 20 kilograms of heroin in just the past nine months.

EXTRAS: Read The Indictment | Map Of Alleged Distribution Locations And Stash Houses

Those indicted in the case include Roland Stern, a retired Suffolk County Marine Bureau Police Officer, and his daughter Corey Stern; Tina and Matthew Catrini, a married couple from Farmingville and a college student from Jericho, officials said.

Authorities say Roland Stern made 300 of the deals.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Story

U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said Dana Sollecito allegedly sold heroin from the parking lot of her family’s Massapequa restaurant.

Lynch said the alleged heroin trafficking organization sprawled from “the Dominican Republic to the United States, from Brooklyn to Queens, from Rockville Centre to Farmingville, and to points in between.”

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Organization chart of accused heroin ring (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Officials said the alleged ring leader, 26-year-old Jose Perez, worked out of a distribution facility located in Brooklyn but also sold drugs directly to buyers.

The suspects range in age from 21 to 68, officials said.

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  1. RealisticViewpoint says:

    Legalize heroine?!? you morons must be dominicans from woodhaven,

  2. RealisticViewpoint says:

    THIS EXPLAINS THE DOZENS OF “BARBERSHOPS” WITH DOMINICAN FLAGS THAT SPRUNG UP ALL OVER WOODHAVEN WITHIN THE LAST 2-3 YEARS.

  3. Todd Rundgren says:

    This is further PROOF that Mike Bloomberg is illegally exporting New York City’s crime to the suburbs (which, by law, are supposed to be quiet and pristine).

  4. Legalize It says:

    The United States Taxpayer no longer has the billions to warehouse a bunch of nobodies. Legalize drugs, dismantle the DEA, use the money instead to upgrade our schools educating our dumbed up society.

  5. Eddie says:

    Woop dee doo, now mary the ho is going to have to buy her junk from someone else tonight WHO CARES ! WHY THE FK ARE WE SPENDING MONEY ON THIS ?????????? LEGALIZE IT

  6. DIANN says:

    WHAT IS (1) OF THE THINGS NEEDED IS TO GET THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES ETC. TO TAKE BACK WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY THEIRS & RUN THEIR COUNTRIES ACCORDINGLY ! AS LONG AS THERE IS “NO” FEAR WHAT SO EVER TO PROCESS THIS POSION & SHIP TO COUNTRIES THAT HAVE STRINGENT LAWS AGANIST IT, THIS WILL CONTINUE. MOST OFFICIALS IN THESE COUNTRIES ARE VERYSCARED OF THESE DEALERS & END UP DOING WHAT THEY ARE TOLD, WHERE IN THIS COUNTRY YOU GET CAUGHT, THERE IS A SEVERE PRICE TO BE PAID. WE KNOW WHO, WHERE & WHAT IS GROWN & HOW IT’S GROWN & PROCESS. WE NEED TO STOP IT @ THE BEGINING. UNFORTUNATLY IT’S TOO LARGE @ THIS POINT & TOO MANY PEOPLE LINE THEIR POCKETS WITH PROFITS ! !

  7. HARLEM GOING HAM says:

    WHERE THERE’S A DEMAND, SOMEONE WILL SUPPLY

  8. whata waste says:

    just legalize it, what do i or anyone else give a shhttt if some loser wants to inject poison, who cares, let them. Waste of tax payers money, the real crime here is the shafting the tax payer is going to take to fund the dea and jail these losers for the next 15 years.

  9. lee says:

    Sounds like the DEA has become useless.

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