GREAT NECK, N.Y. — The sale of $19,000 in drugs to undercover Long Island police officers has led authorities to a massive operation that they say had been supplying the entire East Coast with drug paraphernalia and packaging.
Nassau County police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents on Wednesday arrested three men in Great Neck who allegedly attempted to sell ketamine and fentanyl to undercover officers. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/2rudwic ) authorities raided the men’s storage facility in Queens and found 2.5 million glassine envelopes commonly used to package drugs like cocaine and heroin.
One police official says there was enough fentanyl to “take out a whole neighborhood.” Nearly 500 people died from opioid overdoses on Long Island in 2016.
Police say they’re still seeking $600,000 in bank accounts linked to the suspects, who include a 50-year-old man and his 28-year-old son.