The Major Case Bureau reports the arrests of two individuals during a Narcotics Investigation that occurred on Thursday, February 23, 2023, in Valley Stream and West Hempstead.
According to Narcotics/Vice Squad Detective, investigations were conducted at two locations.
Detectives entered The Spot Convenience Smoke Shop located at 605 Rockaway Avenue. It was determined that vape cartridges containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) were being sold. Products containing THC and US currency were recovered. Lara Vasilakos, 44, of 391 Rockaway Avenue, Valley Stream, was arrested without incident.
Detectives entered a second location, SK Best Smoke Shop located at 162 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead. It was determined that vape cartridges containing THC were being sold. Products containing THC and US currency were recovered. Harminder Singh, 54, of 8214 265th Street, Glen Oaks, was arrested without incident.
Defendant Vasilakos and Singh 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, February 24, 2023, at First District Court, Hempstead.