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Major heroin trafficker sentenced to 8 years, DA says

A West Babylon heroin distributor who reaped thousands of dollars a week will serve 8 years in jail, Nassau prosecutors said Thursday.

Reinardo “Tito” Adames, 28, was indicted in April — along with 34 others — for trafficking heroin in Nassau and Suffolk, Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas said in a statement.

“Heroin is poisoning our families and communities here on Long Island,” she said. “This defendant, and members of his network, pumped large amounts of heroin into Nassau and Suffolk counties,” Singas said.

A nine-month probe by authorities in both counties, state police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration found the defendant and members of his network supplied large amounts of heroin to 15 people who belonged to another drug ring, which investigators called “The 110 Crew,” she said.

Authorities said that ring operated along Route 110, which runs along the western border of Suffolk County.

Adames and co-defendants, Joe Rodriguez and Elvin Rosario of Copiague, called the “Papis” kept the drugs at homes in Farmingdale, Lindenhurst and West Babylon, Singas said. Making hundreds of sales, they sometimes reaped as much as $8,000 weekly, she said.

On June 20, Adames pleaded guilty before Court of Claims Judge Robert Schwartz to two felonies, attempted operating as a major trafficker and criminal possession of a controlled substance, she said.

The 110 Crew sold around 4,000 individual bags of heroin a week with a street value of about $40,000 to $50,000, Singas said.

Joe “Cutie” Rodriguez pleaded guilty on July 7 to two felonies, criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a firearm, she said. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 8 to 7 years in prison and 5 years of post-release supervision, Singas said.

Elvin Rosario, known as “Fling,” pleaded guilty on July 28 to a felony, criminal sale of a controlled substance. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 18 by the same judge to 4 1⁄2 years in prison, Singas said.


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