Westbury, New York
Drug addiction and alcoholism are tearing through the fabric of our society. In Westbury, NY, our youth are turning to alcohol and drugs as a means to fit in amongst their peers. Most people start using to party with their friends and have a good time. Getting high provides excitement and an escape from reality for a little while. Some use to cope with tragedy, trauma, and loss. Most young adults will grow out of this phase of life and move on. They find that using drugs and alcohol is too much of a risk to their goals and it gets in the way.
However, addicts are different in that the using of a mood or mind altering substance becomes the thing that motivates everything they do. Using becomes a critical tool for coping with a seemingly hostile world. Because of the progressive nature of the disease of addiction, they lose all control and eventually they find that they cannot stop using even if they wanted to. Even though most addicts start out using the same way as non-addicts. Addicts view using as a solution to their problems. There are varying stages of progressions for disease of addiction. Addicts are very resourceful and intelligent people, and can do very well for themselves. They may gain successful careers, have beautiful families, sometimes even gain fame and notoriety for a specific talent. However, since the disease of addiction is always progressive, their using eventually destroys everything they have built, and drugs and alcohol become the most important aspect of their lives. And their world starts to come crashing down around them, as the disease progresses.
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A Four-month long joint investigation by the FBI, and Nassau County Police Department, uncovered a Narcotics distribution ring in Nassau County. The ring operating was operating out of the Old Mill Court apartment complex. The defendants face charges of conspiring to distribute crack cocaine. As part of the investigation, law enforcement officials monitored court ordered wire taps, which revealed the purchase and sale of narcotics by the drug organization. Search warrants were issued by the courts and were executed by the FBI and local law enforcement on specific residences in the Old Mill Court apartment complex. The searches resulted in the seizure of a large quantity ammunition and crack cocaine.
“The charges and arrests announced today have disrupted an alleged drug distribution organization that victimized an entire housing development of Old Mill Court,” according to United States Attorney Lynch. “We are committed to ensuring that the residents of our public housing, and all the residents of our district, are free from the scourge of narcotics trafficking. As a result of the close cooperation of federal and local law enforcement partners, these defendants will now be held to account for their charged crimes.”
According to FBI Assistant Director leading the investigation and subsequent arrests, “These arrests mark an important step in returning the streets of Nassau to the law-abiding residents. Narcotics traffickers and street gang members pose a threat to our communities, and the FBI is committed to ridding our neighborhoods of these twin plagues.”
“These arrests will have a beneficial impact on the quality of life in Nassau County and other Long Island communities,” Police Commissioner Gennario. “We faced a major law enforcement challenge in our community, which required the assistance of federal law enforcement. I want to thank the United States Attorney’s Office and the FBI for their hard work, dedication, and professionalism throughout the course of this extensive investigation—without their assistance this operation would not have been possible.”
Addiction is a very real threat to the fabric of our society. Unfortunately, in the past, our society’s only solution for treating the disease of addiction has been by arresting and detaining addicts and alcoholics. But times are changing. We as a society are learning that treating the disease as criminal instead of a health issue, is only perpetuating the cycle of addiction.
Carle Place Is just one of the communities affected by narcotics trafficking and addiction. If you or your loved one is suffering from the disease of addiction or alcoholism, there is help for you. Call our addictions professionals on our toll free number, for a confidential alcohol and drug treatment benefits check. We want to help you or your loved one’s stop using drugs, lose the desire to use drugs, and find a new way of life. This may be the most important phone call you will ever make. The time is now to take that first step into a new way of life.