Cops: Heroin, cocaine dealer arrested

A 30-year-old Flanders man described by police as a “substantial” narcotics dealer in Southampton Town is facing more than a dozen drug and weapons charges after he was arrested in an East End Drugs Task Force bust Friday.

Faustino Juarez Jr. is being held without bail at Suffolk County jail following the raid, where police discovered a “large quantity” of cocaine and heroin at his home on Riverside Avenue just after 6 a.m., authorities said.

The search warrant, part of a months-long investigation into Mr. Juarez, also turned up cash, drug paraphernalia and two handguns, according to a three-page long Southampton Town arrest report.

Mr. Juarez was charged with three counts of felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of weapons possession, one count of misdemeanor drug possession and two counts of using drug paraphernalia as a result of the bust, according to the report.

Mr. Juarez was also charged with five counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance over five separate incidents dating back to February, including a class A1 felony for distributing more than 2 oz. of drugs, police said.

The man — whose occupation was listed as “narcotics dealer” in the report — was arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court following his arrest. He is due back in court on Sept. 27.

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