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Lindenhurst Man, Massapequa Woman In Drug Arrest

Cops observe drug deal, alleged dealer had children in car

cocaine-thumbA Lindenhurst man and a Massapequa woman were arrested yesterday after police observed them complete a drug transaction in North Massapequa.

Officers from Nassau’s Bureau of Special Operations were patrolling in an unmarked car when they observed Christian Encarnacion, 35, of Lindenhurst and Tracy Nagle, 30, of Massapequa, apparently complete a hand to hand drug transaction in the vicinity of North Bay Ave.

When the cops moved in to investigate, they found Nagle to be in possession of two bags of cocaine. Encarnacion had his two children, a boy and a girl ages five and seven, in the back seat of his 1993 Toyota Corolla. A police K-9 unit was called and a subsequent search of Encarnacion’s vehicle turned op over 30 bags of what police believed to be cocaine. Cops also found $2,000 in cash from Encarnacion,


Nagle was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th; Incarnation was charged with Criminal Sale and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd (both B Felonies) and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A Mist). Both will be arraigned on today in First District Court, Hempstead.

The children were placed in custody of their mother.

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