Two men are facing potential jail time after their residence was raided by police in a drug sting on Nov. 30. New York authorities executed a search warrant on the Long Island residence and arrested both men, who are believed to be guilty of drug-related crimes. Both men were facing arraignment as of this report, though it is unclear whether either has retained criminal defense representation.
Police in Suffolk County said they had been investigating both men, aged 27 and 30, for some time prior to attaining the search warrant. Around 4:27 p.m., elements of several law enforcement agencies, including Emergency Service Section, gang and crime units, and special operations teams from two different precincts launched a coordinated effort to investigate the residence. They say they found considerable evidence at the scene, including what they believe to be unknown quantities of cocaine, marijuana and heroin. They also say they found drug paraphernalia, as well as cell phones, a vehicle and cash they believe were used to aid in drug distribution.
Both men were arrested and charged with numerous crimes, including first-, second- and third-degree possession with the intent to distribute. They also face several other minor charges related to the possession of marijuana. They were held overnight and were set to be arraigned the following day in a local court.
When they face a New York court, both men will be represented by their own criminal defense attorney. Each of these attorneys will carefully review the facts of the case, including any evidence the prosecution would like to bring before the court, to determine its admissibility. They will work not only to ensure a fair trial for their clients, but will also determine whether the search and arrests were conducted in accordance with both men’s constitutional rights.