Police, Federal Agents Charge Two for Heroin Distribution in Bay Shore From Deal Set Up on Craigslist Classifieds
October 15, 2014
(Long Island, NY) The Nassau County Police Department has reported two arrests for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.
According to detectives, the Narcotics Bureau in conjunction with a DEA federal task force conducted an investigation where they were able to contact Michael Fardella on Craigslist who was selling the drug MDMA advertised as “Party Favors” and heroin advertised as “buns”. They set up a meeting in Bay Shore with Michael Fardella, 31, of 1139 Namdac Avenue, Bay Shore and Kiara Adames, 23, of 19 Lenox Avenue, Central Islip.
Michael Fardella, 31, of Bay Shore was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Photo NCPD.
Kiara Adames, 23, of Central Islip was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Photo NCPD.
The defendants arrived at 838 Sunrise Highway and sold 30 envelopes of heroin to an agent from the task force before being placed under arrest without incident by members of the Bureau of Special Operations. Fardella was found to be in possession of an additional 30 envelopes of heroin.
Both defendants are charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree and will be arraigned on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at First District Court in Hempstead.
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