By Andrew Wroblewski
A raid coordinated earlier this month by several law enforcement agencies, including the Northport Village Police Department, yielded drugs, scales, packaging materials and cash, according to Northport Police Chief Bill Ricca.
The search warrant was executed on Wilson Boulevard in Central Islip on Oct. 11 by members of both Northport and Suffolk police, Suffolk Sherriff’s Office and Suffolk District Attorney’s Office.
In a news release Ricca said authorities confiscated 33 grams of heroin, seven grams of Fentanyl and $3,050 in cash, along with drug scales and drug packaging materials. A 2016 Honda was also seized, he added.
The resident of the apartment and target of the raid, 25-year-old Davon McNair, was arrested a short distance away, Ricca said. McNair was found with crack cocaine, Ricca added.
McNair was classified as a suspect in heroin sales both locally and across Suffolk, Ricca said, through information gained by Northport police after several unrelated arrests in Northport Village. Ricca added that undercover agents purchased heroin from McNair on three different occasions over several months, applied for a search warrant, and then executed it.
“Anyone who sells this poison in our village can expect the Northport police to pursue them to wherever their trail leads,” Ricca said. “This case is yet another fine example of how the various layers of law enforcement in Suffolk County routinely work together to keep the residents safe.”
McNair, a known member of the “Bloods Street Gang,” was charged with five counts of third degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony, and one count of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
As of deadline Tuesday, McNair was being held on $100,000 bond, $50,000 cash bail. He was scheduled to be arraigned at Suffolk Criminal Court in Riverhead on Wednesday, after deadline. McNair’s attorney information was listed as “private” in court records.