6 Long Island residents accused of dealing high-end heroin on the East End
Six Long Island residents are accused of dealing high-end heroin on the East End.
The District Attorney's Office says five of the accused dealers are from Riverhead and one is from Mastic. They are accused of being part of a network that bought heroin in Harlem and sold it in Riverhead.
The six Long Island men were identified as Leroy Langhorne, Leon Langhorne, Jerome Trent, Farrow Sims, Joe Thomas and Robert Baker.
The drugs were stamped with the word "Hollywood" to show the high quality.
"Hollywood" heroin was sold in the same quantity as other brands, but the quality bumped the price to $15 or $20, as opposed to $10 for something less potent.
Investigators say the accused Riverhead men would drive to East Harlem, purchase heroin from three men, and bring it back to Long Island. The three alleged sellers have also been arrested.
The district attorney says the men would sell the drug on Route 58, including in the parking lot of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
The arrests were part of a two-year probe into the sale of "Hollywood" heroin.