A Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps volunteer displays the drug Narcan, which is used to treat opiate overdoses. (Credit: Paul Squire)
Last week’s crackdown on a heroin ring brought to light a massive Harlem-to-Riverhead operation that used Route 58 as a distribution hub, but numbers provided this week by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office show that abuse of heroin is nothing new in our area.
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | District attorney Thomas Spota points to the suspects arrested in a heroin trafficking ring at a press conference Wednesday.
A collaboration between police forces has broken up a massive heroin ring that ferried a “pure, strong and very sought-after” brand of the drug to Riverhead from East Harlem, authorities said. (more…)
A 28-year-old Northampton woman was arrested early Monday after cops found her carrying heroin and oxycodone pills in Flanders, Southampton Town police said.
Katielynne Moriarty is facing a seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge, a misdemeanor, after her arrest shortly after 1 a.m. at the dead-end of Evergreen Road, where an investigation found her in possession of heroin and the pain pills, officials said.
She was taken to Southampton Town Police Headquarters where she was held for an arraignment.