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Large Quantity of Fentanyl Seized During Search Warrant, Three Mastic Beach Men Arrested, Authorities Say

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Officials: Officials from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at JFK intercepted two postal packages from Hong Kong destined for a residence in Mastic Beach, New York.

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SCPD have arrested three men who imported Fentanyl from Hong Kong and intended to be distributed throughout Suffolk County.

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Mastic Beach, NY - October 30, 2017 - Suffolk County Police have arrested three men who imported large quantities of Fentanyl from Hong Kong and intended to be distributed throughout Suffolk County, New York.
 
Three men were arrested after a thorough investigation conducted by Suffolk County Narcotics Section detectives, Seventh Precinct Crime Section officers, in conjunction with officials from United States Customs and Border Protection - Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), Homeland Security Investigations John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York City Police Department, and United States Postal Service Agents.
 
Officials from the United States Customs and Border Protection at JFK intercepted two postal packages from Hong Kong destined for a residence in Mastic Beach, New York. On October 27 at approximately 4 p.m., a search warrant was executed at a residence on Edwards Road, where officials seized approximately 725 grams of Fentanyl, $7,400 cash, numerous 9 mm rounds, two cell phones and a 2007 Mercedes-Benz. As officers approached, Thomas Moore had a pit bull on a leash in the front yard. Moore ignored officer’s commands and released the dog who then charged at detectives. Two rounds were fired and struck the dog. It was treated at a local animal hospital.
 
Detectives arrested Corey Robinson, 24, of Mastic Beach, and charged him with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree. Thomas Moore, 41, of Mastic Beach was charged with Obstructing Government Administration. Daequane Rickenbacker, 25, of Mastic Beach was charged with Loitering 1st Degree.
 
All three men were arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on October 28.
 
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