East Islip, NY - February 2, 2017 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for possessing illegal fireworks and controlled substances in East Islip.
In response to numerous 911 complaints and Crime Stoppers tips, Third Precinct Crime Section officers, Criminal Intelligence detectives, a bomb expert from The Joint Terrorist Task Force and Suffolk County Probation responded to an East Islip residence on January 25 to conduct an investigation.
A search of Anthony Chiuchiolo’s bedroom was conducted and illegal fireworks, along with a duffle bag containing explosive powders and blasting caps, were located. Suffolk County Arson Squad and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were then called to the scene to assist in the investigation and to secure the area.
During the investigation it was discovered the numerous powders found at the scene had the potential to cause a powerful explosion or explosions which could result in substantial personal injury and property damage.
Chiuchiolo 26, who resides at that address, was charged with 2 counts of Unlawful Possession of Fireworks and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Chiuchiolo was issued a Desk Appearance Ticket and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.
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