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Suffolk DA Thomas Spota (at podium) and Anthony Scandiffio of US Department of Homeland Security announce bust of major Long Island cocaine ring. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA Spota: Businessmen Among Those Arrested In LI Drug Bust

Nineteen Suffolk County residents have been indicted in a cocaine sweep that led investigators from California to New York.

08/27/2014

A drug workstation in a Brentwood house. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

More Than 20 People Arrested In Long Island Drug Ring Takedown

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said sales occurred on side streets near the Sunrise Highway or the Long Island Expressway and some regular customers got home delivery.

08/12/2014

John Bittrolff appears in Suffolk County courtroom July 31, 2014 (pool)

John Bittrolff Pleads Not Guilty In 2 L.I. Cold Case Murders

John Bittrolff, 48, of Manorville, was arraigned Thursday in a Riverhead court. The carpenter and married father of two has been indicted on two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths 31-year-old Rita Tangredi and 20-year-old Colleen McNamee.

07/31/2014

Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said 1,100 truckloads of debris were illegally dumped at Roberto Clemente Park. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Officials: Cleanup Of Roberto Clemente Park Could Take At Least 6 Months

Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood has been closed since District Attorney Tom Spota announced in May that about 1,100 tractor-trailer truckloads of contaminated debris were illegally dumped there.

06/18/2014

The berm at Veterans Way where the highest levels of contamination were found. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA: Veterans Way In Islandia Contaminated With Hazardous Materials

Test results confirm a housing development for war veterans on Long Island is contaminated with hazardous materials.

06/11/2014

Suffolk County officials say this illegal dump site in Central Islip contains asbestos and possibly other contaminants. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA: Illegal Dumping Investigation Reveals Banned Pesticides, Dangerous Metals At 2 Suffolk County Locations

Test results show that two locations under investigation for illegal dumping in the Town of Islip are more dangerous than first thought.

05/29/2014

Anna Kovarick (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

Long Island School Bus Driver Accused Of Selling Heroin Pleads Not Guilty

Anna Kovarick, 38, of Bay Shore would drive students to and from private schools in the West Islip area and allegedly sell heroin in between bus runs.

04/23/2014

Jewelry, cash, drugs seized during investigation into alleged Brooklyn-Suffolk heroin ring. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA: 14 Arrested In Brooklyn-To-Suffolk County Heroin Ring

The ring flooded Suffolk County with tens of thousands of bags of heroin, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

04/02/2014

Lisa Ferkovich (credit: Suffolk County DA)

DA: ‘Sweetheart Scammer’ Stole $500,000 From Elderly L.I. Man

Lisa Ferkovich met the victim at a supermarket over the summer, gained his trust and then drained his bank accounts, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

12/16/2013

Patrick O’Sullivan (credit: Handout)

DA: L.I. Man Accused Of Raping Woman Plotted To Kill Victim, Witness

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said investigators uncovered “clear evidence” that 21-year-old Patrick O’Sullivan of East Moriches planned “a new scheme he believed would result in his freedom.”

10/02/2013

Lotto Scam Suspects  Yunis Ozturk, Yalcin Nergiz, and Orhan Ozurk (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

3 L.I. Men Accused Of Swindling Lottery Winner Due In Court

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said the suspects deceived the Take Five winner by paying him $774 of the $74,892 payoff when he redeemed the ticket at a Riverside gas station on March 18.

05/14/2013

Lotto Scam Suspects  Yunis Ozturk, Yalcin Nergiz, and Orhan Ozurk (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

3 Long Island Men Indicted In Lottery Scam

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said the suspects deceived a Take Five winner by paying him $774 of the $74,892 payoff when he redeemed the ticket at a Riverside gas station on March 18.

05/08/2013

District Attorney Thomas Spota announces the arrests of three people on gun trafficking charges on April 15, 2013. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

L.I. Couple, Georgia Man Accused Of Gun Trafficking

Shawdale Frederick, 32, and Janet Lewis, 33, both of Middle Island, and Joshua Galbert, 31, of Marietta, Ga., will be arraigned Monday in Suffolk County court in Riverhead.

04/15/2013

Matthew DelPesce is accused of pretending to be a doctor to get himself prescription drugs. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney)

L.I. Man Allegedly Posed As Doctor To Prescribe Himself Potent Painkillers

District Attorney Thomas Spota said Matthew DelPesce managed to get ahold of oxycodone and other drugs from five pharmacies in April and May.

09/25/2012

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

DA: Driver Charged In Deadly L.I. Crash Had BAC Nearly 4 Times Legal Limit

Michael Grasing’s blood alcohol level was .30 about 90 minutes after slammed into a car driven by 18-year-old Brittney Walsh on Montauk Highway around 10:25 p.m. Sunday, investigators said.

06/27/2012

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