Police Arrest Bellport Man Who Advertised Heroin For Sale Online

Originally published: March 13, 2013
Updated: December 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

PLAINVIEW, NY (MorichesDaily) — Nassau County Police, conducting in an undercover sting, arrested a Bellport man on drug charges Tuesday after the man advertised the sale of heroin on the Internet site backpage.com.

Obadiah Y. Johnson, 28, of 130 New Jersey Ave., was arrested in Plainview at about 8:50 p.m. after Narcotics / Vice Bureau detectives and Garden City police arranged an undercover operation, police said.

According to detectives, the defendant advertised on an internet site “backpage” to sell an undetermined amount of Heroin.

The Nassau County Police Narcotics/Vice Bureau detectives working in conjunction with Garden City Police Department detectives conducted an undercover operation.

Detectives arranged to meet Johnson at a predetermined location on Sunnyside Boulevard. Upon his arrival Johnson was stopped and placed under arrest. Twenty bags of heroin were recovered along with an undetermined amount of U.S. currency.

He is charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree.

Johnson is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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6 Responses to Police Arrest Bellport Man Who Advertised Heroin For Sale Online

  1. jeff on April 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    its only a matter of time before this is beyond common

  2. jearuiz01 on May 4, 2013 at 8:45 am

    This is amazing to see this happen. http://www.drug-alcohol-rehabs.org/opiates-rehab-

  3. resoltji on May 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I fully expect to see this more and more with the marijuana law changes; but shows you the bold and utter disregard for the consequences drug addicts and drug dealers have. Very happy to hear that law enforcement was on the lookout and if only the courts start dishing out heavier penalties for the dealers, we could take a bite out of the distribution that right now seems so easy to do. If you know an addict or are one, it is important to get help so you are not being manipulated by these people wanting your money.

  4. robert kiyosaki on June 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    How is it that I can't get a job because I have a minor drug offense on my 7-year background check BUT major league baseball players (looking at you A-ROID) only lose a paltry 50 or 100 games???

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  6. Rehab Director on November 5, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    It is great to hear that this heroin dealer is off the streets, but what about the idea of the police keeping him under surveillance to find out where HE purchased those 20 bags of heroin, to get to the bigger suppliers. This makes more sense in helping heroin addicts

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