Two heroin overdoses in a Long Island neighborhood led police to conduct three drug busts, including one in Woodside, where 130 glassine envelopes of heroin were found.
According to the Nassau County Police Department, a fatal overdose that occurred on Dec. 22 in Malverne and a non-fatal overdose on Dec. 23 resulted in a series of “buy” operations in Port Washington, Valley Stream and Woodside.
Police conducted two operations on Dec. 26 that led them to the source of the heroin – Jemaly Thelusma, 27, of Hollis. Thelusma was selling heroin from an undisclosed location in Woodside during his arrest.
Nassau County detectives first purchased heroin from Jacklyn Seitz, 21, and Ata Korkut, 26, of Franklin Square. They made a buy at 6:10 p.m. from a location in Port Washington. At 8:10 p.m., police conducted an operation in Valley Stream where Seitz, Korkut and Scott Moser, 28, of Valley Stream sold detectives heroin. All three were arrested.
The three defendants disclosed information about Thelusma and cops conducted a third “buy and bust” operation that night at 10:55 p.m. They arrested Thelusma at an undisclosed location in Woodside and found 130 glassine envelopes of heroin on him during the arrest.
Thelusma was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Seitz and Korkut are both being charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Moser was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal facilitation.
All defendants were arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Dec. 27.