Two men arrested for multiple cannabis charges


The Nassau County Police Department’s Major Case Bureau reported they arrested two men at a Baldwin based tobacco store during a narcotics investigation this week.

According to Narcotics and Vice Squad detectives, officers arrested and charged Ariel Mendoza, 24, of Brooklyn, and Joshua Gruver, 20, of Oceanside with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal sale of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of cannabis at Sam Smoke and Tobacco located on 768 Merrick Road at 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 9.

According to the police department, Narcotics and Vice Squad detectives placed the following men under arrest without incident and determined that cannabis and chocolate bars containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) were being sold at smoke shop. The police department said they recovered cannabis, products containing Tetrahydrocannabinol and US currency during their investigation. 

Both men were arraigned on Saturday, Dec. 10 at First District Court located on 99 Main Street in Hempstead.