The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of two men during a Narcotics Investigation that occurred on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 5:40 pm in North Bellmore.
According to Narcotics/Vice Squad Detectives, officers conducted an investigation at The Smoking Factory located at 1809 Newbridge Road.
It was determined that gummies containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) were being sold at this location. During the investigation, a large quantity of Tetrahydrocannabinol and US currency was recovered. Narcotics/Vice Squad Detectives placed the following defendants under arrest without incident:
• Varun A. Shah, 31, of 523 Cambridge Avenue, Westbury, NY
• Pravinkumar A. Patel, 35, of 8454 250th Street, Queens, NY
Both defendants have been charged with two (2) counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree. They will be arraigned on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.