Michael Meurer, John Gonzalez accused of running Suffolk drug ring

Police say they've arrested the leaders of a major Suffolk drug ring that trafficked cocaine and marijuana throughout the county. Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota

Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota says Michael Meurer ran a large-scale drug trafficking organization out of his home and supplied large amounts of drugs to dealers all over the county. Meurer was allegedly getting the drugs from John Gonzalez, of Franklin Square.

Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota says Michael Meurer ran a large-scale drug trafficking organization out of his home and supplied large amounts of drugs to dealers all over the county. Meurer was allegedly getting the drugs from John Gonzalez, of Franklin Square. (9/4/13)

WOODBURY - Police say they've arrested the leaders of a major Suffolk drug ring that trafficked cocaine and marijuana throughout the county.

Suffolk District Attorney Tom Spota says Michael Meurer ran a large-scale drug trafficking organization out of his home and supplied large amounts of drugs to dealers all over the county. Meurer was allegedly getting the drugs from John Gonzalez, of Franklin Square.

Prosecutors say the drugs would come into Meurer's Miller Place house, which he dubbed "the office." Then, the drugs were allegedly sold by 10 different people, bringing in about $2,000 per day.

In total, 12 people were arrested in connection with the alleged drug ring, and many were arraigned today in Riverhead.

Prosecutors say the arrests were the culmination of a four-year-investigation and court-authorized wiretaps.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Holtsville man shot by police faces charges after 1 Holtsville man shot by police faces charges after chase
On Long Island, Hempstead Village held its 24th 2 LIers join the nation in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
About 35,000 seniors in Nassau County have lost 3 About 35,0000 Nassau seniors lose abatement tax exemption
A Mastic woman is accused of driving while 4 Police: Woman dies after driver high on heroin hits Shirley gas station
According to police, the woman was in the 5 Suspect sought after robbing nursing home worker in Uniondale

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE