The Major Case Bureaureports the arrest of a husband / wife from Albertson for Narcotics thatoccurred in Williston Park on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm.
According to the NarcoticsVice Squad detectives, Third Precinct Police along with the Williston Park FireDepartment responded to the vicinity of 122 Hillside Avenue for a smell of gas.Upon arrival it was discovered that a strong odor was emanating from thebasement of Simply Foot Spa located at 120 Hillside Avenue. Nassau Policerequested a key holder to respond to further investigate. A short time later,Sunita Shah, 57 and Rajesh Shah, 62 both of 33 Crest Hollow Lane arrived andopened the business door. Upon entering several cans of chemicals along withdrug paraphernalia were observed. The building was evacuated and then aired outin order to continue with the investigation. The Nassau County Fire Marshall Officeresponded and deemed the scene safe. With the assistance of the Nassau CountyThird Squad, Narcotics Vice Squad, Emergency Services Unit, and the Crime SceneSearch Unit it was further discovered that there was an undeterminedamount of synthetic marijuana. Recovered were approximately over 20 pounds ofloose synthetic marijuana and 5300 bags containing synthetic marijuana. Theestimated recovered street value of the marijuana is a quarter of a milliondollars. Both defendants Sunita Shah and Rajesh Shah were placed into policecustody without incident.
Sunita Shah and Rajeesh Shahare both charged with Criminal Possession Precursor of a Controlled Substance,Reckless Endangerment 2nd Degree, and Illegal Use of Nitrous Oxide.They will both be arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Thursday,October 5, 2017.
Details by:NVS 10/05/17/1228/8348