Glen Cove Police make big drug bust

Cops find pot, hallucinogens, pills in Putnam Avenue apartment


After receiving complaints alleging drug activity at 22 Putnam Avenue in Glen Cove, Glen Cove Police began actively investigating the location.

On June 22nd the Glen Cove Police Vicki M. Goldberg, 52, and another individual as they were leaving the suspected drug location, and charged them with drug possession. Officers then executed a search of their ground floor apartment and charged Goldberg with 12 felony drug charges.

During the search, police recovered over four pounds of marijuana, a large quantity of hallucinogenic psilocybin mushrooms, MDMA — a club drug also known as "molly" — LSD, Xanax, over 75 vaping cartridges containing THC — the psychoactive chemical in marijuana — THC wax and THC candy edibles.

Detectives also seized over $100,000 in cash, with digital scales, a money counter, and other drug paraphernalia.

“This individual had recently moved into the Glen Cove area," said Detective Lt. John Nagle of the GCPD. "Once the department learned of the alleged drug dealing the department acted swiftly and was able to make the arrest and prevent some very dangerous drugs from getting out into the community.”

Charges against Goldberg include two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seven counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and second-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

Goldberg was arraigned on June 23 at the First District Court in Hempstead by Judge Colin O'Donnell. Bail — which Goldberg did not post — was set a $500,000.

— Zach Gottehrer-Cohen