A Long Island man and his father face charges alleging they operated a heroin ring extended from Suffolk County to Brooklyn.
Investigators arrested eight suspects and seized 19,000 envelopes of heroin packaged for street sales, Suffolk County DA Thomas Spota announced on Sunday, adding that in addition to the heroin, the DA’s task force, working with state police, seized quantities of cocaine, methamphetamines, anabolic steroids, semiautomatic weapons and cash, NBC New York reported.
Richard Bruno Jr., 26, of Holbrook, employed a crew of distributors, and his father, Richard Bruno Sr., 59, allegedly stored much of the heroin in the attic of his Farmingville home, investigators said in the NBC report, adding that police claim the distributors dealt heroin and cocaine in Westhampton, Selden, Centereach, Stony Brook and Babylon.
Bruno Jr. and alleged heroin reseller Bryan Koppelman, 32, of Selden, and Jonathon Rincon, 26, the Suffolk network's accused Brooklyn supplier, all remain held with bail set at $1.5 million each, officials said in a related Newsday report. Bruno Sr. was held with bail set at $100,000 bond or $50,000 cash.
Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota is scheduled to hold a news conference on Monday to announce the indictments of the eight accused drug dealers, Newsday claimed.