Spota: End End Drug Task Force arrest ‘Hollywood’ heroin dealers

02/18/2014 10:21 PM |
(File photo by Jennifer Gustavson)

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota. (File photo by Jennifer Gustavson)

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota is expected to announce details tomorrow about an East End Drug Task Force bust involving five Riverhead men dealing heroin stamped with the word “Hollywood,” according to a press release.

“Six alleged dealers — five from Riverhead and one from Mastic — were involved in a network that purchased the heroin in Harlem and sold it to users here in Suffolk County,” Mr. Spota said in a press release.  “East End Drug Task Force undercover detectives learned that heroin bearing the ‘Hollywood’ stamp had reputation on the streets of being of the highest quality and heroin users would travel to Riverhead from Bridgehampton, Southampton, Southampton Village, Sag Harbor, Quogue, Greenport, and from as far west as Ronkonkoma and Miller Place, to buy it.”

Mr. Spota is scheduled to hold a press conference about the arrests on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.