August 17, By Jason Cohen
A Corona man was sentenced earlier this month to nine years in prison after being convicted in June of selling hundreds of bags of heroin to an undercover detective in Long Island last year.
Jeffrey Ventura, 30, of Corona, was convicted June 29 on multiple counts of the criminal sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested in October 25 after a three-month long drug investigation.
Cops busted him during a traffic stop in Glen Cove, LI, with approximately 600 bags of heroin, 19 bags of cocaine and packaging material located inside a trap inside a Nissan Maxima where the entire center console was lifted up.
Ventura, along with two other co-conspirators, had agreed to sell the heroin to an undercover detective. During the course of the investigation, Ventura also sold 30 bags of heroin to an undercover detective.
“We have treatment resources available to addicts and educational programs to prevent drug abuse, but we have no tolerance for the dealers like this defendant who profit from selling this deadly poison in our communities,” Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a statement.
“Our law enforcement partners at every level are committed to ending this epidemic, and drug dealers should be on notice that if they sell heroin in our communities that we will find them, prosecute them, and send them to prison,” Singas said.