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Cops: Merrick Man Drove High on Heroin

A Merrick man was arrested Thursday for driving while high on heroin several blocks away from his home, Nassau police said.

Heroin seized in a drug raid (DEA)

Heroin seized in a drug raid (DEA)

Benjamin Maynard, 24, was reportedly driving erratically on Kirkwood Avenue at 9:59 p.m., according to 7th Precinct officers.


Maynard was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after he was found to be in possession of heroin. He was also charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and five traffic violations, including driving while talking on a cell phone, failure to signal and obstructing traffic.

Maynard is due back in court on Tuesday.

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