Amityville Man Arrested in Connection with Overdose Investigation

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According to detectives, Maurice Leake, aged 55, now faces multiple charges, including Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 1st and 2nd degrees, as well as Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree. He will be arraigned at First District Court on February 10, 2024, located at 99 Main Street in Hempstead.

An Amityville resident has been arrested as part of an investigation into a fatal overdose that took place in Levittown on February 9, 2024. According to detectives, Maurice Leake, aged 55, was apprehended by Nassau County Narcotics, Vice Squad Detectives from the Major Case Bureau. The arrest was made without incident.

During the arrest, it was discovered that Leake was in possession of various illegal substances. These included three plastic bags of cocaine, 39 plastic bags of crack-cocaine, and 14 plastic bags of heroin.

Leake now faces multiple charges, including Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 1st and 2nd degrees, as well as Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree. He will be arraigned at First District Court on February 10, 2024, located at 99 Main Street in Hempstead.

This arrest comes as part of ongoing efforts to combat drug-related crimes in Nassau County. Law enforcement agencies are working tirelessly to address the issue of substance abuse and its detrimental impact on the community. The arrest of individuals involved in the sale and distribution of controlled substances is a crucial step in reducing the harm caused by drug abuse.


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