Mother, son face heroin-possession charges

Denise Burke, left, and Jamie Burke, right, both Denise Burke, left, and Jamie Burke, right, both of North Merrick, have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after officers found the pair in possession of eight envelopes of heroin, Nassau County police said. (April 8, 2013) Photo Credit: NCPD

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A mother and son from North Merrick were arrested on charges of heroin possession after a routine traffic stop Monday evening on Bellmore Avenue, police said.

Denise Burke, 49, and Jamie Burke, 17, both of 1378 Whittier Ave., were each charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after, Nassau County police said, officers found the pair had eight envelopes of heroin.

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Jamie Burke, who was driving the 1999 Toyota Camry when it was stopped in North Merrick at 9:06 p.m., also was charged with operating a motor vehicle as an unlicensed driver and was issued a summons for tailgating.

Both mother and son faced arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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