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Queens-to-Suffolk Heroin Network Arrests Announced by Suffolk DA Spota

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  12. July 2017

Long Island, NY – July 12, 2017 – Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, joined by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Suffolk Police Department, today announced the takedown of a heroin and cocaine distribution network based in Queens responsible for the delivery of large amounts of narcotics to two stash houses in Suffolk County in Brentwood and Central Islip
 
The alleged ringleader, Oswaldo Alfaro, 35, of Jackson Heights, is charged as Operating as a Major Trafficker, an A-1 felony, as is his main Suffolk County reseller, Walter Dancey, 31, of Brentwood. Alfaro allegedly ran his drug enterprise from his personal residence.
 
 
“Oswald Alfaro personally delivered 240 bags of heroin to Central Islip and to Brentwood at an average of every three days,” District Attorney Spota said. “Alfaro collected approximately $12,000 in cash for these deliveries, and strictly supervised his network of runners who would resell the narcotics to users from 8 in the morning to midnight every day.”  Alfaro’s suppliers were identified during the investigation as Juan Montoya, 27, of Elmhurst Queens who is charged with one count of Conspiracy in the second degree for allegedly supplying Alfaro with heroin.  Also charged with Conspiracy in the second degree is Giovanni Delarosa, 37, of Little Neck, Queens, who investigators believe was Alfaro’s primary supplier of cocaine.
 
DEA Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt stated, "The Suffolk County Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office deserve credit for initiating this investigation into a significant and violent drug trafficking ring in Suffolk County.  As a result of federal and local law enforcement working together, the entire drug network was shut down and will no longer be a heroin source of supply enabling addicts and overdoses in Suffolk County."  
 
DA Spota said Oswaldo Alfaro was “a task master: he pushed his resellers in a way we have not previously seen and chastised his “employees” if sales were down. “Alfaro took inventory of his product and his cash at the end of every day,” Spota said.
 
The execution of six search warrants in Brentwood, Central Islip, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona and Little Neck resulted in the seizure of $125,000 in cash, three pistols including a defaced weapon, one kilo of heroin, 90 grams of crack cocaine, 195 grams of marijuana, and nine high-end vehicles including an Aston Martin, a BMW and a Mercedes Benz.
 
Alfaro’s resellers, charged with Conspiracy in the second degree, sold heroin and cocaine across western Suffolk, DA Spota said, including the communities of Bohemia, Ronkonkoma, Islip Terrace, Oakdale, and Smithtown.
 
 
July 12, 2017/Pedigree list of defendants, all have pleaded not guilty:
 
Oswald Alfaro (DOB 3-6-82) Age: 35
Jackson Heights
1 count - Operating as a Major Trafficker
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
2 counts – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd
Defense Attorney: John LoTurco
Bail/Bond: 1m/2m
 
Walter Dancey (DOB 9-5-85) Age: 31
Brentwood
1 count - Operating as a Major Trafficker
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
3 counts – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd
Defense Attorney: Marianne Rantala
Bail/Bond: 500k/1m
 
Jonathan Aguilar (DOB 10-24-90) Age: 26
Brooklyn
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
3 counts – Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd
Defense Attorney: Toni Marie Angeli
Bail/Bond: 125k/300k
 
Maria Alfaro (DOB 2-16-83) Age: 34
Central Islip
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
1 count – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd
Defense Attorney: Robert Macedonio
Bail/Bond: 400k/800k
 
Seref Kaatsiz (DOB 9-22-76) Age: 41
Bay Shore
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
1 count – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th
Defense Attorney: Mark Musachio
Bail/Bond: 500k/1m
 
Michael Burmester (DOB 6-22-83) Age: 34
East Islip
1 count - Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Martin Lorenzotti
Bail/Bond: 500k/2m
 
Justin Connelly (DOB 1-12-83) Age: 34
Ronkonkoma
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Daniel O’Brien
Bail/Bond: 300k/600k
 
Giovani Delarosa (DOB 9-24-79) Age: 37
Little Neck
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Barry Goldberg
Bail/Bond: 500k/1m
 
James Kelly (DOB 6-26-82) Age: 35
Copiague
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Bryan Cameron
Bail/Bond: 300k/600k
 
Frances Kennedy (DOB 7-20-72) Age: 44
Bay Shore
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Eric Besso
Bail/Bond: 250k/750k
 
Juan Montoya (DOB 8-8-89) Age: 27
Elmhurst
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: William Ezersky
Bail/Bond: 1m/3m
 
Richard Olivieri (DOB 9-15-82) Age: 34
East Northport
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Scott Gross
Bail/Bond: 250k/750k
 
Alex Wenkert (DOB 12-28-91) Age: 2
Commack
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd  Attorney: Legal Aid Society
Bail: $250,000, Bond $500,000
 
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