Narcotics Detectives Charge Levittown Teen with Possession, Criminal Sale of Marijuana After Complaints from Neighbors
September 17, 2014
(Long Island, NY) The Nassau County Police Department has arrested a Levittown male on September 16, 2014 at 9:42 pm in Levittown.
According to Narcotics and Vice Bureau detectives, based on numerous complaints from neighbors, detectives conducted an undercover operation regarding the sale of Marijuana.
On August 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm, while at Salem Lane and Shelter Lane, Joseph Roepke, 16, did possess and sell a quantity of Marijuana to another person for $40.00.
On September 16, 2014, detectives responded to the defendants home where he was placed under arrest without incident. During his arrest, Roepke was found to be in possession of a Diazepam pill. Diazepam is mainly used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal.
Joseph Roepke, 16, is charged with Criminal Sale of Marijuana and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Photo NCPD
The defendant is charged with Criminal Sale of Marijuana 4th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. He was released on an appearance ticket and will respond to First District Court, Hempstead on October 6, 2014.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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