95 people arrested in drug sweep

November 22, 2010 9:32:55 AM PST
Law enforcement officials on Long Island have announced the arrest of 95 people during a monthlong heroin drug sweep. Police say the crackdown in Nassau County netted nearly 5,000 bags of heroin with a street value of about $25,000. They also nabbed three weapons, $30,000 in cash and several cars with hidden traps to hide drugs and money.

They also seized packages of heroin with President Obama's name on them. They were sold on Inauguration Day.

It is only part of the heroine invasion on Long Island that, police say,has yielded 95 arrests in the past month alone. Surveillance video depicts the culture of such a highly addictive drug.

In fact, in the video, the heroin dealer describes his inventory and how to get somebody hooked, but then, keep them from dying by selling them another drug for $20.

As for those arrested, they run the spectrum. The youngest alleged heroin dealer is only 17 years old. One of the oldest is a 68-year-old man spent decades in prison for rape.

Another suspect is Philip Ordaya who happens to be the ex-boyfriend of 18-year-old Natalie Ciappa. She was a Massapequa student with everything going for her until last June when she overdosed on heroin.

Arrests were also made for other drugs, including oxycodone, methadone and hydrocodone.


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