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Cops: Overdose probe leads to gun, drug arrest in Freeport

An investigation involving multiple overdoses in the area of Freeport and Baldwin over the past few weeks led to the arrest of a Freeport man on gun and drug charges, police said Friday.

Robert Williams, 56, was arrested at 12:10 p.m. Thursday on North Long Beach Avenue in Freeport. He was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance, two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, Nassau County police said.

The Long Island Heroin Task Force, along with the Freeport Police Department, found methadone and about 65 grams of heroin in Williams’ possession, police said.

A search of his home also yielded two loaded .380-caliber handguns, a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, packing materials, scales and a money-counting machine, police said.

Williams was arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead, according to online court records.

His attorney, Kristin Marie Galison, defended her client.

“He’s presumed to be innocent and we fully intend to try all the charges against him,” she said.

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