Cops: Two arrested on drug charges in East Meadow

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Two men face drug charges after Narcotics/Vice Squad detectives saw one of them take a large quantity of marijuana from the other Monday in East Meadow, Nassau County police said.

Nicholas Barclay, 21, of 1801 Adelaide Ct., East Meadow, was arrested late Sunday after detectives saw him receive marijuana from a man in front of Il Vizio Ristorante, 2485 Jerusalem Rd., police said.

Detectives returned to the same address at about 11 p.m. Sunday and saw John Pisciotta, 27, of 157-27 89th St., Howard Beach, entering a van, police said. The detectives identified him as the same person who gave the marijuana to Barclay the previous night, police said.

Police stopped the vehicle and discovered that Pisciotta was in possession of an undisclosed amount of marijuana; 30 oxycodone pills; 85 capsules of Winstrol, an oral steroid; an undisclosed amount of cocaine; a capsule of "Molly" (also known as ecstasy); and 42 unmarked white pills, according to a news release.

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Pisciotta was arrested on drug charges without incident, police said.

Barclay was arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of marijuana. He was ordered held on $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash bail and is due back in court on Wednesday.

Pisciotta is charged with first-degree criminal sale of marijuana, second-degree criminal possession of marijuana and four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court.

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