Police: Cache of drugs, stolen handgun seized in Westbury raid; 23-year-old charged
A New Cassel man is facing multiple charges following a major drug bust in Nassau.
Police say they seized “101 round blue pills believed to be oxycodone hydrochloride, 38 West Coast vape cartridges containing THC, 20 bags and four containers of a substance believed to be cannabis, a 9mm Taurus firearm and seven bags of what is believed to be cocaine” from Walter Linder Navarro’s Westbury home on Friday.
They say the 9mm loaded handgun was reported stolen out of Arizona.
Detectives say they also found drug packaging material, three digital scales, four cellphones and $5,000 from drug sales.
Navarro, 23, was not employed and didn't have any prior arrests. He is now facing several gun and drug charges. His bail has been set at $400,000 cash or $200,000 bond.
Navarro’s mother and other family members had to comment for News 12 following the court appearance.
Neighbors in the area say they frequently witnessed drug activity outside the home and are grateful for the arrest.
“I'm glad the cops found out and did something about it,” said one resident.
Navarro is due back in court on Tuesday.