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Major heroin takedown

Heroin-Takedown-Suffolk-CountySuffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, joined by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Suffolk Police Department, announced the takedown of a heroin and cocaine distribution network based in Queens responsible for the delivery of large amounts of narcotics to two stash houses in Brentwood and Central Islip in Suffolk County.

The alleged ringleader, Oswaldo Alfaro, 35, of Jackson Heights, is charged as Operating as a Major Trafficker, an A-1 felony, as is his main Suffolk County reseller, Walter Dancey, 31, of 55 Bushwick Avenue in Brentwood.  Alfaro allegedly ran his drug enterprise from his personal residence at 33-51 73rd Street.

“Oswald Alfaro personally delivered 240 bags of heroin to 24 Windsor Place in Central Islip and to Brentwood at 55 Bushwick Avenue an average of every three days,” District Attorney Spota said.  “Alfaro collected approximately $12,000 in cash for these deliveries, and strictly supervised his network of runners who would resell the narcotics to users from 8 in the morning to midnight every day.”   Alfaro’s suppliers were identified during the investigation as Juan Montoya, 27, of 86-45 St. James Avenue in Elmhurst Queens who is charged with one count of Conspiracy in the second degree for allegedly supplying Alfaro with heroin.  Also charged with Conspiracy in the second degree is Giovanni Delarosa, 37, of 240-08 70th Avenue in Little Neck, Queens, who investigators believe was Alfaro’s primary supplier of cocaine.

DEA Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt stated, “The Suffolk County Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office deserve credit for initiating this investigation into a significant and violent drug trafficking ring in Suffolk County.  As a result of federal and local law enforcement working together, the entire drug network was shut down and will no longer be a heroin source of supply enabling addicts and overdoses in Suffolk County.”

DA Spota said Oswaldo Alfaro was “a task master: he pushed his resellers in a way we have not previously seen and chastised his ‘employees’ if sales were down. “Alfaro took inventory of his product and his cash at the end of every day,” Spota said.

The execution of six search warrants in Brentwood, Central Islip, Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, Corona and Little Neck resulted in the seizure of $125,000 in cash, three pistols including a defaced weapon, one kilo of heroin, 90 grams of crack cocaine, 195 grams of marijuana, and nine high-end vehicles including an Aston Martin, a BMW and a Mercedes Benz.

“Alfaro’s resellers, charged with Conspiracy in the second degree, sold heroin and cocaine across western Suffolk,” DA Spota said, “including the communities of Bohemia, Ronkonkoma, Islip Terrace, Oakdale, and Smithtown.”

 

July 12, 2017/Pedigree list of defendants, all have pleaded not guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Oswald Alfaro (DOB 3-6-82) Age: 35
33-51 73rd Street, Jackson Heights
1 count – Operating as a Major Trafficker
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
2 counts – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd
Defense Attorney: John LoTurco
Bail/Bond: 1m/2m

Walter Dancey (DOB 9-5-85) Age: 31
55 Bushwick Avenue, Brentwood
1 count – Operating as a Major Trafficker
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
3 counts – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd
Defense Attorney: Marianne Rantala
Bail/Bond: 500k/1m

Jonathan Aguilar (DOB 10-24-90)
Age: 26
170 31st Street, Brooklyn
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
3 counts – Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd
Defense Attorney: Toni Marie Angeli
Bail/Bond: 125k/300k

Maria Alfaro (DOB 2-16-83) Age: 34
24 Windsor Place, Central Islip
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
1 count – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd
Defense Attorney: Robert Macedonio
Bail/Bond: 400k/800k

Seref Kaatsiz (DOB 9-22-76) Age: 41
1090 Bayshore Ave, Bayshore
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
1 count – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th
Defense Attorney: Mark Musachio
Bail/Bond: 500k/1m

Michael Burmester (DOB 6-22-83)
Age: 34
42 Sherwood Drive, East Islip
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Martin Lorenzotti
Bail/Bond: 500k/2m

Justin Connelly (DOB 1-12-83) Age: 34
2552 Ocean Avenue, Ronkonkoma
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Daniel O’Brien
Bail/Bond: 300k/600k

Giovani Delarosa (DOB 9-24-79) Age: 37
240-08 70th Avenue, Little Neck
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Barry Goldberg
Bail/Bond: 500k/1m

James Kelly (DOB 6-26-82) Age: 35
465 Oak Street, Copiague
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Bryan Cameron
Bail/Bond: 300k/600k

Frances Kennedy (DOB 7-20-72) Age: 44
34 Sonia Road, Bay Shore
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Eric Besso
Bail/Bond: 250k/750k

Juan Montoya (DOB 8-8-89) Age: 27
86-45 St. James Avenue, Elmhurst
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: William Ezersky
Bail/Bond: 1m/3m

Richard Olivieri (DOB 9-15-82) Age: 34
420A Clay Pitts Road, East Northport
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Defense Attorney: Scott Gross
Bail/Bond: 250k/750k

Alex Wenkert (DOB 12-28-91) Age: 25
15 Arjay Lane, Commack
1 count – Conspiracy 2nd
Attorney: Legal Aid Society
Bail/Bond: $250k/$500k

 

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