Police: Elmont woman arrested in sale of heroin


An Elmont woman was arrested May 23 for selling heroin “on several separate occasions in the Elmont area,” police said.

According to the Narcotics/Vice Bureau, Maria Garcia, 55, of Star Avenue, had a stash of drugs at her home and was arrested at 11:24 a.m. on Meacham Avenue and News Street. Detectives executed a search warrant at her home, and discovered undisclosed amounts of heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine and pills, and more than $1,200 in cash and drug paraphernalia.

Garcia is charged with seven counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and seven counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. According to police, Garcia would be charged at a later date with the evidence recovered during the execution of the search warrant. She was arraigned on May 24 at First District Court in Hempstead.