Duo Arrested After Months-Long Investigation Into Drug Activity In Nassau County

Two men were arrested following a months-long investigation into drug activity, including a fatal overdose, on Long Island.

<p>James Stremel and Jeffrey Huffman</p>

James Stremel and Jeffrey Huffman

Photo Credit: Nassau County Police Department

James Stremel, age 51, of Hicksville, and 39-year-old Jeffrey Huffman, of Levittown, were both arrested on Friday, April 29, according to the Nassau County Police Department 

Police said an investigation into drug activity and a fatal overdose on Saturday, March 26, led detectives to an apartment in Levittown on Friday, where investigators saw Stremel and Huffman engage in what appeared to be a drug transaction.

Police recovered a substance believed to be crack cocaine and arrested Stremel, police said. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, NCPD reported.

At about 7:30 p.m. that day, detectives executed a search warrant on the apartment with Town of Hempstead Code Enforcement, and reportedly recovered the following:

  • About $7,800 
  • About 130 glassine envelopes containing a substance believed to be heroin
  • Substances believed to be cocaine and crack cocaine
  • A scale and measuring cup 

Police said Huffman was arrested in front of his residence and charged with:

  • Seven counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
  • One count of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance 
  • Three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance

Both defendants were arraigned on Saturday, April 30, police said.

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