Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said 96 heroin users, including 41 from Smithtown were arrested in an investigation called “Operation Heroin Highway”, according to a report on Newsday.
Twenty of the users involved were from Kings Park, 14 from Smithtown and seven were from Nesconset.
According to the report, drug purchases were made in city restaurants or in areas off highways such as the Long Island Expressway. The buyers in the drug deal were typically 20 to 25 years old.
Insp. Michael Bryan of the NYPD is quoted in the article and characterized the users as people coming from "good families seemingly having it all."
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