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21-Year-Old Ronkonkoma Woman Arrested for Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance

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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.

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Melanie Sterling, 21, of Ronkonkoma, was found in possession of 10 bags of a substance believed to be heroin.

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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.