Marihuana, cocaine, and heroin and several firearms were among the items recovered, cops say.
The NYS Police announced the arrests of (L to R) Tristan Mitchell, 28; Stefan Mitchell, 32; Daniel Williamson, 33; and Christina Ali, 37, on drug and weapon charges.
Photo by: New York State Police
Suffolk County, NY - November 30, 2018 - On Thursday, November 29, 2018, the New York State Police Troop L Narcotics Enforcement Unit and Gun Investigation Unit, with the assistance of the Nassau County Police Department, the United State Postal Service, and the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, arrested four subjects following a long term narcotics investigation. Search warrants were executed at a residence in Central Islip and two in Bay Shore. As a result of the search warrants, marihuana, cocaine, and heroin were seized along with 2 handguns (one reported stolen from North Carolina), 1 pistol grip shot gun and approximately $33,000 U.S. Currency.
The following subjects were arrested:
Tristan Mitchell, age 28, of Central Islip, NY and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Violation of Probation.
Stefan Mitchell, age 32, of Central Islip, NY and charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana 2nd.
Daniel Williamson, age 33, of Bay Shore, NY and charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 1st, 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd and Violation of Probation.
Christina Ali, age 37, of Bay Shore, NY and charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana 4th.
Christina Ali was released on an appearance ticket returnable to Suffolk County First District Court on January 02, 2019. The other subjects are being held overnight awaiting arraignment at Suffolk County First District Court on 11/30/18.
From the New York State Police, Troop L Commander, Major David Candelaria
“This investigation is another example of a successful, collaborated effort with our partner agencies that led to the removal of dangerous narcotics and firearms from our communities. The New York State Police will continue to work relentlessly with our federal, county, and local agencies to combat illicit drug trafficking on Long Island.”
From the Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas
“This investigation revealed that these defendants allegedly sold large quantities of drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, on Long Island and also possessed dangerous firearms. This joint investigation, with our partners in the New York State Police, is ongoing and we anticipate more arrests.”
From Nassau Commissioner of Police Patrick Ryder
“The combined interagency cooperation during this drug and weapons investigation is consistent with how law enforcement professionals continue to work cohesively to effect arrests of drug dealers which translates into making safer communities for our residents. With these arrests, we were able to confiscate a large amount of illegal and dangerous drugs, US Currency and numerous illegal weapons. I would like to congratulate all of the dedicated investigators and their respective agencies on a job well done.”
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