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.