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Nassau cops make sting stemming from Craigs List ad.

Nassau County detectives arrested two New Jersey men Monday in a heroin sting operation that began with a Craigs List ad.

Detectives said Daniel Bigelow, 23, of 301 West Jersey St., and Gustavo Arce-Giron, 26, of 160 West Field Ave., both of Elizabeth, N.J, placed a notice on Craigs List advertising "pain relief" for sale.

Undercover detectives contacted the telephone number posted and arranged a meeting to purchase 40 bags of heroin for an agreed upon amount of cash.  Detectives met with the defendants at a location on South Oyster Bay Road in Bethpage where they were found to be in possession of said amount of heroin. police said. The men were then placed under arrest.

Bigelow and Arce-Giron are being charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance, according to police. They are being held pending their arraignment Tuesday in First District Court, Hempstead.

Tom April 16, 2013 at 06:34 PM
It's nice that we are getting these guys off the street but do they normally sell drugs in Nassau County? Couldn't we have gotten the NJ police to run this sting and arrest them?
G April 17, 2013 at 08:51 AM
Tom, let's not throw cold water on this. If these guys took an hour ride to Nassau County to poison our community maybe they have done it before. Maybe the police were tipped of to the Craig's list ad by someone who was previously arrested in Nassau county that had bought from them. Just because the article says the arrest began with the ad, it doesn't mean the police were not pointed in the direction of the ad by someone else. Nice job NCPD. Keep up the good work.
Tom April 17, 2013 at 10:40 AM
I agree that if they are normally selling in Nassau that getting them off the street is a great thing. And the NCPD deserves a pat on the back. I'm just hoping they aren't randomly going through Craig's List looking for someone to arrest which is what the article made it sound like.


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