Elmont Woman Arrested on Drug Charges


Detectives reported an arrest for criminal sale of a controlled substance on Friday, May 23, in Elmont.

Detectives allege that Maria Garcia, resident of Elmont, sold heroine on several separate occasions. Officers arrested Garcia without incident. Garcia was charged with seven counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and seven counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. She was arraigned Saturday, May 24, at the First District Court in Hempstead.

Police executed a search warrant at the Garcia home and alleged that various drugs and drug paraphernalia were discovered on the premises. Detectives expect Garcia will be charged for additional infractions at a later date based on the evidence that was allegedly recovered during the execution of the search warrant.

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