Authorities Report Multiple Arrests of Alleged Heroin Dealers in Copiague
Local News, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: June 07 2017
Four defendants being charged with multiple counts, according to officials.
NCPD reports the arrest of (L to R): Randall L. Robinson, Robert P. Evanson, Kevin Forrester, and Lilliana M. Vasquez on Monday, June 5 in Copiague.
Photo by: Nassau County Police Department
Copiague, NY – June 7, 2017 – The Long Island Heroin Task Force reports the arrest of two individuals at 2:55pm on Monday, June 5, 2017 and two additional individuals at 1:10pm on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Copiague.
According to Detectives, an investigation of a non-fatal overdose on May 30, 2017 led to the arrest of defendants Randall L. Robinson, 31, and Lilliana M. Vasquez, 27, both of Copiague. The defendants were in the parking lot of Rite Aid, 901 Merrick Road Copiague, when they possessed and intended to sell a quantity of a substance believed to be heroin to another person with the knowledge that the drug was going to be brought into Nassau County. Defendant Robinson was seated as the front seat passenger in a 2003 Mercedes Benz, defendant Vasquez was operating the said vehicle. In the rear of the auto, properly restrained, was defendant Vasquez’s twenty-one month old child.
On Tuesday June 6, 2017 in the vicinity of Meucci Avenue defendants Robert P. Evanson, 30, of Deer Park and Kevin Forrester, 29, of Amityville did possess and intended to sell a substance believed to be heroin. Defendant Evanson was the driver of a 2015 Nissan Altima, defendant Forrester was the front passenger of said vehicle where a plastic bag containing the substance was recovered from the center console.
Defendant Randall L. Robinson is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was arraigned in First District Court 99 Main Street Hempstead. Defendant Lilliana M. Vasquez is charged with Criminal Facilitation and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She was released on an Appearance Ticket returnable to First District Court on Wednesday June 28, 2017.
Defendants Robert P. Evanson and Kevin Forrester are each charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Both defendants were arraigned on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 in First District Court 99 Main Street Hempstead.
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