Cops: Man with drugs arrested after Oyster Bay chase

Deron Barnes, 31, of the Bronx, was charged

Deron Barnes, 31, of the Bronx, was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, reckless endangerment and assault, among other charges, after he was found with 88 bags of heroin and an undisclosed amount of cash on him, police said. (May 21, 2013) (Credit: NCPD)

A Bronx man had 88 bags of heroin and an undisclosed amount of cash on him when a police officer from Nassau's Special Operations unit caught him after a Tuesday night chase in Oyster Bay, police said.

Police charged Deron Barnes, 31, of 1945 McGraw Ave., with criminal sale of a controlled substance, reckless endangerment, assault, resisting arrest and several traffic law violations.

Police said that after Barnes pulled over on Orchard Street to conduct a drug sale and officers approached his car, he tried to drive away, hitting a parked car in front of him and then backing up into two unmarked police cars.


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He jumped out of the driver's side window and tried to run, but was quickly caught, police said.

Police later found that a warrant had been issued in February 2012, accusing Barnes of being a parole absconder.

Barnes was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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