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Fatal overdose in North New Hyde Park leads to arrest of Queens man, police say

Damiean Landell Johnson of Queens has been charged

Damiean Landell Johnson of Queens has been charged with criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance, police said. Credit: NCPD

An investigation of a fatal overdose in North New Hyde Park led to the arrest of a Queens man who was charged with felonies for possessing marijuana and 10 bags of heroin, Nassau police said.

Damiean Landell Johnson, 25, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was held on bail of $50,000 cash or $50,000 bond at his arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead, according to online court records.

"We will be continuing with our zero-tolerance response to any and all illegal drug activity within the County," the police said in a statement.

Johnson was represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, which has a policy of not commenting at the arraignment stage of a case.

No further details were immediately available.

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