Bronx Duo Busted For Peddling Heroin

Published on October 14, 2011, 12:17 pm
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Two Bronx men were busted for peddling heroin out of a Long Island beverage distributorship near two schools, authorities said yesterday.

Cops, in a joint Nassau-Suffolk County police operaton carried out a month-long undercover investigation into the drug dealing at Wantagh Beverage on Beltagh Avenue in Suffolk County, authorities said.

After cops purchased several bags of heroin there, Jason Cruz, 21, and Jeffrey Marmolejos, 22, of Bronx and two other workers were collared on Tuesday,  police said.

Wantagh Beverage is located near Wantagh Middle School and Wantagh High School.

Cruz was hit with multiple counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance on or near school grounds.

He was expected to be arraigned yesterday at 1st District Court in Central Islip, NY.

Marmolejos was charged with one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arraigned Wednesday morning.
Also arrested were Michael Schwartzman, 44, of Deer Park, LI, and Michael Pfister, 22, of Wantagh.

Schwartzman, the owner of the store, was arrested on an outstanding Suffolk County warrant, and Pfister was charged with marijuana possession, authorities said.


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