HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A drug and gun trafficking bust on Long Island has led to the largest fentanyl seizure in Nassau County history.
Authorities sat 400 grams of fentanyl – the equivalent to more than 150,000 potentially fatal overdoses – were seized by police.READ MORE: 2 New FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers In New Jersey
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Eleven people – including a Massachusetts prison inmate – were indicted for their alleged roles in the Hempstead-based crime operations.
“These investigations… are making Hempstead safer by taking on the trafficking and sale of the lethal drugs and guns that are linked to the violence that has terrorized the good people of Hempstead,” Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas said.MORE NEWS: De Blasio Says NYC Ready To Administer COVID Vaccine Booster Shots Once FDA Approved
Of the 11 suspects charged in the drug bust, nine are now in custody.