Radames Lopez, 23, took a livery cab to Plainview early Wednesday morning to sell heroin when he was arrested by Narcotics/Vice Bureau detectives. He was found to be in possession of “two clear plastic bags containing a tan powder believed to be heroin” at 2:20 a.m., police said in a statement.
Five hours earlier on Tuesday night, a trio took a livery cab from Brooklyn to an apartment on Lakeville Road in Lake Success after they arranged to buy heroin. Joen M. Reyes, 30, Persio M. Deleon, and Leonel Rivera, both 25, were found to be in possession of approximately 120 bags stamped “NIKE” and containing a substance believed to be heroin, police said.
The livery cab driver was released.
All four were charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and will be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Wednesday.