The Major Case Bureau reports the arrests of two men during a Narcotics Investigation that occurred on Thursday, January 19, 2023, in Oceanside.
According to Narcotics/Vice Squad Detective, investigations were conducted at two locations.
Detectives entered Zee’s Smoke Shop located at 2895 Long Beach Road. It was determined that cannabis gummies and vape cartridges containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) were being sold. A large quantity of products containing THC and US currency were recovered. Nofil Navid, 20, of 9452 36th Avenue, Elmhurst, was arrested without incident.
Detectives entered a second location, Oceanside Star Bazzar Smoke Shop & Vape located at 2947 Long Beach Road. It was determined that chocolate bars containing THC were being sold. A large quantity of products containing THC and US currency were recovered. Carlos Mejia, 18, of 86 W. End Avenue, Inwood, was arrested without incident.
Defendant Navid and Mejia are charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree. They will be arraigned on Friday, January 20, 2023, at First District Court, Hempstead.