Cops: LI youths drove to NYC for cheaper heroin

January 13, 2012 9:15:43 AM PST
Prosecutors say about 120 people, mostly middle-class youths from Long Island, have been accused of driving into New York City to buy cheaper heroin.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown says detectives arrested a dozen suspected drug dealers running an operation mostly out of Queens. They say suburban men and woman, mostly ages 20 to 25, would dial the dealers up, get on the Long Island Expressway and buy $400 worth of heroin.

Brown says the drugs would've cost up to $1,500 on Long Island.

He said the cheaper prices spread by word of mouth through the towns. He says the users would cut heroin and snort it with other prescription painkillers.

He says many of the users have been arraigned on drug charges and will go through drug treatment programs.

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