Thomas Spota

Marijuana

Suffolk DA: 13 People Arraigned On Charges Of Running Major Marijuana, Ketamine Ring

The arraignments came following a ten-month investigation into the drug ring, the DA’s office said.

10/23/2012

Sophia Anderson (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Woman Who Took Rap For Boyfriend In L.I. DWI Crash Sets Record Straight

Sophia Anderson, 21, was arraigned on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of governmental operation after prosecutors determined she wasn’t the driver in the crash that displaced two elderly sisters from their house.

09/20/2012

Brian Andreski (credit: (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office)

Man Becomes First In NYS To Be Charged With Aggravated Vehicular Homicide In A Boat

The speedboat slammed into a fishing boat around 4:50 a.m., killing 39-year-old Christopher Mannino, of West Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

09/12/2012

The three suspects arrested in a recycling scheme on Long Island (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

3 Accused Of Scamming Smithtown Out Of Recycling Revenue

The suspects pocketed more than $200,000 in the scheme, said Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spot.

08/23/2012

Curtisha Morning

L.I. Woman Gets 25-To-Life For 1996 Killing Of Riverhead H.S. Homecoming Queen

Sixteen years after a murder that stunned Suffolk County, Thursday was sentencing day for the convicted killer. The victim was a 17-year-old homecoming queen. Prosecutors said she was stabbed dozens of times in a jealous rage.

08/23/2012

Cash, Jewelry Confiscated In Suffolk County Drug And Sex Ring (credit: Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

Heroin And Prostitution Ring Busted In Suffolk County

Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said it’s rare to see drug and sex rings combined into one operation.

08/13/2012

(photo via Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

DA: Three Indicted In Bronx-Riverhead Cocaine Ring

Detectives seized 13 cars, three of which contained hidden traps that were used to store cocaine and cash, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

07/31/2012

Oxycodone

Suffolk County Grand Jury Addresses Prescription Painkiller Abuse

The panel has offered several solutions and recommendations to address the epidemic after hearing testimony from 38 witnesses and considering 123 exhibits.

05/24/2012

Authorities announce a crackdown on drunk driving - Riverhead, NY - May 23, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Drunk Driving Task Force Hits Long Island For Memorial Day Weekend

More than a dozen different law enforcement agencies on Long Island have formed a task force focused on nabbing drunk drivers.

05/23/2012

Suffolk County Seal

Suffolk County Ethics Report Critical Of Unnamed Officials

A special grand jury report finds that unidentified Suffolk County officials used an ethics commission as a “political sword” to attack enemies.

04/19/2012

Benjamin Achampong (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

DA: L.I. Man Accused Of Stealing Identities Of Brain-Injured Patients ‘Shameless’

Benjamin Achampong, 30, is accused of using his former position at the Long Island Head Injury Association to access the Social Security numbers and other information of more than 50 victims, officials said.

04/16/2012

Ronny Lacaliano (credit: pool)

Suffolk Cops Say Improved Sharing Of Intelligence Helped Nab Alleged Serial Robber

Police said Ronny Lacaliano was caught thanks to the new intelligence-driven policing policy. They allege Lacaliano robbed 19 places to feed a crack addiction.

04/05/2012

DNA lab. (Credit:CBS2)

Brooklyn Assemblyman Joseph Lentol Sees Deal For DNA Databank

The chief Assembly sponsor of legislation to double New York’s DNA database with genetic information from all felony and penal misdemeanor offenders says he expects a compromise to pass.

03/13/2012

Gilgo Beach

New Suffolk County Police Commander Says Multiple Killers Likely In Gilgo Beach Case

In a statement, Jack Fitzpatrick said he believes that based on the available information, it is very unlikely that one person committed all 10 murders.

03/10/2012

DNA (credit: clipart.com)

Suffolk Authorities Back Cuomo On DNA Expansion

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans an expansion of the state’s DNA databank and Suffolk County authorities are getting behind it.

02/03/2012

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