The Third Squad reports an arrest for Criminal Possession of Marihuana on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6:35 p.m. in Roslyn Heights.
According to detectives, a witness observed a suspicious backpack on the Long Island Expressway N. Service Road and notified police. The N. Service was closed for approximately two hours and Arson Bomb Squad responded. The package was confirmed to not be a public safety device. Once deemed safe it was discovered the backpack contained one pound of marihuana and one ounce of hashish. An investigation identified Jason Liarikos, 19, of 309 N. Service Road as the owner of the backpack and person who left it on the side of the road. He was placed under arrest at his home without incident.
Liarikos is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th degree and Criminal Possession of Marihuana 2nd degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at First District Court in Hempstead.