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Glen Cove police: Heroin sales lead to three arrests

From left, Jairo Bison, 28, Brian Chattoo, 28,

From left, Jairo Bison, 28, Brian Chattoo, 28, and Jeffrey Ventura, 29, all from Queens, were arrested during a traffic stop in Glen Cove on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Photo Credit: Glen Cove Police Department

A monthslong investigation into North Shore heroin sales led to the arrest Tuesday of three Queens men during a traffic stop in Glen Cove, where heroin and crack cocaine were recovered, Glen Cove police said.

Arrested were Jairo Bisono, 28, Brian Chattoo, 28, and Jeffrey Ventura, 29. Police said the trio were each charged with second-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, multiple counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and second-degree and fourth-degree conspiracy. All three men are scheduled for arraignment Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said the investigation was launched during the summer after Glen Cove detectives “became aware” of heroin being sold in Glen Cove and surrounding North Shore communities. The investigation was handled in conjunction with the Nassau County District Attorney’s office — and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

That investigation resulted in a traffic stop on a 2004 Nissan Tuesday in Glen Cove, police said.

During that stop, police recovered 544 glassine bags containing heroin, as well as the 18 zip-lock bags of crack — which were found in what police called “a hidden compartment” inside the car. Another 230 bags of heroin previously sold in and around the North Shore also were recovered, police said.

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