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Cops Seize 800 lbs of Pot in Deer Park

Johana Velez

Police seized more than 800 lbs of marijuana with a street value of more than $6 million at a Deer Park warehouse on Wednesday.

Rolando Morris, 39, of Newburgh, and Johana Velez, 30, of Central Islip, were both arrested when they received a shipment of the marijuana, New York State police said.


They were charged with criminal possession of marijuana. 

Morris was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon after police say they found a loaded handgun at the time of his arrest.
They will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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