Plainview Man Charged with Dealing Heroin

Detectives say one deal went down on Old Country Road Tuesday; two other area men face possession charges.

Nassau County Detectives charged a Plainview man Tuesday with dealing heroin after they say they witnessed drug transactions go down in Plainview and Franklin Square.

Narcotics detectives made seven arrests in connection with a series of heroin transactions Tuesday, including two other Plainview area men charged with criminal possession of the drug.

According to detectives:

Jonathan Rogge, 24, of 18 Heather Lane, Plainview, met with Brian Cosenza, 20, of 16 John Drive, Old Bethpage, on Old Country Road at Grohmans Lane about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Rogge handed Cosenza a box of cigarettes in exchange for cash. 

Rogge then left in a Jeep as undercover detectives followed. Cosenza, along with Nicholas Soehngen, 19, of 94 Burton Lane, Commack, was stopped by detectives as they were attempting to leave the location in a Nissan. 

Detectives recovered the box of cigarettes from the vehicle which contained five bags of heroin and both defendants were placed under arrest. 

Meanwhile Rogge was followed to New Hyde Park Road and Auburn Street in Franklin Square where he and his occupants met with another vehicle shortly after 9 p.m.

Rogge left the Jeep and entered a Chevy operated by Peter Pappas, 26, of 3225 Oceanside Rd., Oceanside, with passenger Matthew OConnor, 25, of 108 Lincoln Rd., Franklin Square, and sat in the rear passenger seat.

Detectives approached the Chevy and discovered more than 30 bags of heroin and about $1,000 in cash from the vehicle. The Jeep, which was occupied by Eric Norden, 21, of 107 Wartburg Ave., Copiague, and Sean Murphy, 23, of 2 Violet Lane, Plainview, was found to contain four bags of heroin. All five defendants were placed under arrest.

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Rogge is charged with third-degree criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance and will be arraigned on Wednesday.

Cosenza, Soehngen, OConnor, Murphy, and Norden are being charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Pappas is being charged with two counts of criminal Possession of a controlled substance. Norden will be arraigned on Wednesday.

Cosenza and Soehngen were released on appearance tickets and are to return on Sept. 24. Pappas, OConnor and Murphy were released on appearance tickets to return on Sept. 26.

All defendants will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.

Mary September 14, 2012 at 03:08 PM
PART 1: @neighborhoodwatch, your comments are the most disgusting things I've read by far. Evict these families who are struggling with the disease their children are suffering from? Regardless of how old these young men are, they are still Pat and Kathy's sons. How dare you condemn any mother for standing behind her child, for wanting to trust her child. Why point the finger and rally for eviction now? Simply because they were caught? Way to really make an example out of someone. Good for you. It seems to me that a good portion of the neighbors in this town knew about this problem, and that only a select few made any real attempt to make a difference and notify the police over the years, and then that was few and far between. How about we evict everyone in Plainview with a drug problem? Let's keep Plainview clean, since Plainview is so special and superior to every other location in the world (incase you didn't already know).
Mary September 14, 2012 at 03:12 PM
PART 2: But let's not stop there with the drug addicts and the dealers, who by the way are addicts themselves and suffering from drug addiction. Let's push our every alcoholic, every gambler, get rid of them all. And since we are targeting those that suffer from a real disease, let's get rid of everyone who suffers from bipolar disorder, ADD, ADHD, depression, autism, cancer, AIDS, ya know just wipe Plainview's slate clean! Drug addiction is a real disease, and it's disgusting that you would suggest these families leave town during a time of real hardship in their lives. As a community it would be far more effective to band together and support these families, to look out for each other, to help one another, and look ahead to ways of prevention. Everyone needs to wake up because these are not the only people in town with a serious drug problem, they're just the ones who got caught. Pointing the finger to make them leave will not solve any problem. And then though ignorance is not a disease, I know better than to condemn you for yours.
NeighborHood Watch September 14, 2012 at 03:47 PM
do you think helping this adults will make them come out of drugs..you can dream about this..they will never change in there life and will create more and more problems.i bet after 5 years also they will be in same position or may be worst. this adults need to be punished for what they have done.
NeighborHood Watch September 14, 2012 at 04:02 PM
how can a mother allow their child to sell the drugs in front of her eyes. how can she allow so many people to come in and out of the house in odd hours. the problem lies with the mother also because she likes getting easy money.
NeighborHood Watch September 14, 2012 at 04:12 PM
mother should not stand behind her son who is involved in criminal activities. she should report to police and punish him.so many people told the mother about the drugs but she didn't do anything. why ?
Full Name September 14, 2012 at 07:55 PM
All you people need to stop sitting in front of your computer and get a life. You're all a joke.
Full Name September 14, 2012 at 07:56 PM
And it wasn't on the front page of newsday and nobody will ever be evicted for this. Get an education before you make accusations like that you retards
AJ September 14, 2012 at 08:07 PM
All you plainview adults and kids hiding behind fake user names talking trash are all cowards. Don't you have anything better to do than gossip about 2 local kids getting in trouble? It's disgusting and makes our town as a whole seem like a gossiping group of little girls. Let the police and their families deal with this issue and go back to your pathetic lives.
JOE September 14, 2012 at 08:25 PM
These are not kids. You really want to know what is pathetic? The fact that these parents let kids do what they did , spend years in denial, and now the kids who had problems are adults and continued to do what they did. Talk about cowards. The families should of dealt with these issues years ago. And now it is up to the police to handle the issues. What is really disgusting is that children have to walk around this neighbourhood and be scared that someone will either drive a car on the block high looking for drugs or worse be high carrying a gun or knife . So do not tell me what is pathetic and disgusting . The only thing more pathetic is people on here either justifying or minimalizing this crap. Thank God for the police and narcotics officers who are always slammed for doing nothing. Now they did something and I could not be happier!
AJ September 14, 2012 at 08:30 PM
How can you even speak that way. I guess it's easy to talk big game when nobody knows who you are. People stand by their children in good times and bad, you probably wouldn't know, i bet you live a sad and lonely life. If you have such a strong opinion own up to it instead up writing comments under a stupid pseudonym. "Neighborhood Watch"? Who are you protecting ragging on 2 20 year olds? NOBODY. If anyone should be run out of town its you. YOU ARE GARBAGE!
AJ September 14, 2012 at 08:35 PM
nobody had weapons, and they werent dealing. Jail would be a ludicrous answer for this, so why don't you go about your business and worry about your own family u loser.
NeighborHood Watch September 14, 2012 at 08:50 PM
All i am trying to say is that this Adults(not kids) chose the wrong path and they should be punished. Parents did nothing to stop them and now they are worried about them. They should have helped them way before all this thing happened , bad parenting. Now parents have to make sure that they don't repeat this things in future. if they still chose this path then parents should not help them in any way.
Full Name September 14, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Full Name September 14, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Are you infertile? Is that why you're worrying about other peoples kids? Because you don't have your own? Why don't you go get a hobby. You're a joke and you must really hate yourself. You probably don't have friends either actually. And nothing happy in your life either. That's why you right all over this page instead of going out and doing something
Full Name September 14, 2012 at 09:41 PM
the only one who is going to jail is rogge because he deserves it.
Full Name September 14, 2012 at 09:43 PM
why don't all you people just kill yourselves or become lawyers or something. idiots
Allan Dr September 14, 2012 at 09:52 PM
I found this story by accident while I was trying to search for something else. I find it funny that all these comments are made by a small handful of people, yet they are trying to make it seem like it is breaking news. Maybe this will shut everyone up - nobody in the real world cares about this news. This is the most unimportant news I have seen in a while. Nobody cares except about 5 people who keep commenting on this page. There are bigger problems like shootings and kidnappings in this world. Anybody with sense knows not to give another thought to a situation like this
CONCERNED September 15, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Full Name. You are writing too.Why you are defending the other dealers Could it be that you are one of the parents of one of these losers who have been watching the day in and day out drug dealings From 8AM to 4AM every day for over 5 years. The parents have known this has been going on for years and has gotton progressively worse.Now its heroin.Not sure what is was at 17years old. I assume it wasnt heroin then.Your anger and your name calling (I cant even say your R word) is truly a reflection of you and why these animals are the way they are today.Why is Roegge any more deserving of going to jail than the others who were there?He was the only one that was caught dealing and collecting monies on this one night However the "strung out" others have been also seen dealing around the neighborhood as early as 5AM especially at their favorite eating spot for months. DayNight .They dont have jobs That's a PURE FACT! NO BS They are all dealers. Who's kidding who here? This is the problem .its the same old finger pointing and criticizing those who try to put an end to this garbage in their neighborhood. The ugly truth is that their parents did know this was going on fyi I do have a life, friends and notINFERTILE.Have kids that need protecting from the drug dealers.Reality is that.JR was not the only one dealing.They all were found with heroin on them? Right? Did they intend to sell them later that evening or perhaps the next morning at Burger King?Did they split the lot to sell?
s September 15, 2012 at 07:55 AM
Cara- you have no idea what you're even talking about. You're a disgusting human being.
Ozone Park Native September 15, 2012 at 11:13 AM
@Allan Dr - how can you say that this ISN'T important??? Our children's welfare isn't important? Do you have children? I applaud the neighbors for sticking to their guns and going to the police so that something could finally be done. This problem is not just in Plainview, it's in every area of Nassau/Suffolk county. I was shocked to hear that Heroin was the problem, I expected Cocaine. Lastly - you are very WRONG on stating that "nobody in the real world cares about this news." I guess you don't live in the "REAL WORLD". Wake up!!! If you don't have anything constructive to say, then just look at another article. Drug usage and sale thereof are just as important as the kidnappings and shootings.
Ozone Park Native September 15, 2012 at 11:15 AM
@ NW - Very well said.....
dave September 15, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Ozone Park Native, -- well said , and after durgs comes guns and Violence , glad there off the street , i dont want my kid around that grap !
Ozone Park Native September 15, 2012 at 01:51 PM
@dave - thanks dave - this really upsets me that people are actually defending these "so called" citizens. They need to be put in jail and see the "real world" of what happens to people like them. My hope is it actually helps them.
CONCERNED September 15, 2012 at 04:02 PM
S- Truth hurts! Get a Grip Im not the disgusting one here..You are for defending this as usual.
s. September 26, 2012 at 06:58 AM
you guys are all ridiculous... its easy to write this stuff on comments on an article, fyi his mother pat is one of the sweetest innocent people i know, so first off stop jumping to conclusions and secondly this was written by the media you don't know what truly happened i don't even know but that's for a judge to decide... get on with your life bc if you think these kids off the street is going to stop heroin from being in the streets your sadly mistaken heroin was here in the us way before them so if u want to stop that look at the ones bringing it in not the ones addicted to it.
NWatch September 27, 2012 at 03:48 PM
why people are trying to defend this criminals. soon they will know what happens when you support the wrong things. soon the verdict will be out and it will be a slap on the faces of people who support them.
JOE October 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM
any update on the alledged drug dealer??
JOE March 04, 2013 at 02:30 AM
From what I understand , One defendent has aready pleaded guilty and is scheduled for sentencing on wednesday.
Joe Dowd (Editor) March 04, 2013 at 05:41 AM
JOE: Can you let me know which one and I'll follow up. jd
JOE March 05, 2013 at 04:10 AM
I will let you know Joe.


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