BELLEROSE TERRACE, NY – The Nassau County Major Case Bureau recently made a breakthrough in a narcotics investigation, resulting in the arrest of three individuals for the criminal sale of a controlled substance. The incident took place in Bellerose Terrace on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at approximately 4:40 pm.
According to police, Undercover Narcotics Vice Squad Detectives launched an operation at Convenience and Smoke, a local establishment situated at 225-04 Jamaica Avenue. During the course of their investigation, the detectives successfully purchased items containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a psychoactive compound found in cannabis.
This discovery prompted a thorough search of the premises, during which Narcotics Detectives and officers from the 3rd Pct. POP (Problem Oriented Police) unit uncovered an extensive collection of THC-infused products. Additionally, they confiscated various cannabis-based items, as well as a large quantity of flavored nicotine products that were prominently displayed for sale.
Law enforcement officials apprehended three individuals in connection with these illicit activities:
- Ahmed Mahmood Ali, a 22-year-old resident of New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn.
- Mohamedou Mohamed Sidiya, a 26-year-old resident of 35th Avenue, Queens.
- Mohamed Abdellahi, a 27-year-old resident of 35th Avenue, Queens.
All three defendants face charges of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, in addition to two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree. Their arraignment is scheduled for Friday, January 26, 2024, at First District Court in Hempstead.
This recent arrest represents a step forward in the ongoing battle against drug-related crimes in Nassau County. Law enforcement agencies remain dedicated to safeguarding the community by targeting those who engage in the illegal sale and distribution of controlled substances. The successful collaboration between the Narcotics/Vice Squad Detectives, 3rd Pct. POP officers, and other law enforcement officials highlights the effectiveness of proactive investigative techniques in combating drug-related offenses.