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Baldwin man sold drugs, counterfeit $20 bills, police say

A Baldwin man was arraigned Monday on charges of selling heroin, crack cocaine and counterfeit $20 bills, police said.

Michael Rapaport, 43, of Lancaster Avenue, was being held in Nassau County Jail in lieu of a $200,000 bond or $100,000 cash bail following arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead.

Following an investigation by Nassau and Freeport police, Rapaport was arrested Sunday after selling 36 counterfeit $20 bills and an undisclosed quantity of crack cocaine on that day and selling heroin in March of last year, Nassau County police said.

Rapaport was arrested at 9 p.m. and a subsequent investigation found that he had in his possession a laser jet printer, numerous ink cartridges, paper, assorted tools and paper trimmers believed to be used to make the counterfeit bills, police said.

Rapaport is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a forged instrument and possession of a forged device, police said. His next court date is set for Wednesday.

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