Ronkonkoma, NY - August 24, 2016 - The Nassau County Narcotics Vice/Squad reports the arrest of a Ronkonkoma woman for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance that occurred on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm.
According to Narcotics/Vice Bureau detectives, an extensive investigation of a heroin overdose that occurred in Nassau County was conducted by the Narcotics/Vice Bureau. The investigation led to the arrest of Melanie Sterling, 21, of Ronkonkoma.
On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, Sterling met with an undercover narcotics detective to conduct a sale of heroin at which time Sterling was placed in police custody with the assistance of the Nassau County Bureau of Special Operations and the Nassau/Suffolk Heroin Task Force. At the time of her arrest, Sterling was found to be in possession of 10 bags of a substance believed to be heroin.
Melanie Sterling is charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree. She was arraigned on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at First District Court in Hempstead.
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