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Police: 5 face drug charges in Lynbrook

Jamel Turner, 21, Oscar Oliva, 22, Oscar Ortez,

Jamel Turner, 21, Oscar Oliva, 22, Oscar Ortez, 21, Jeanette Patterson, 19, and Shannon Copelin, 30, were arrested and charged with drug possession, after one of them tried to sell a stolen computer to undercover detectives Wednesday, June 10, 2015, in Lynbrook, police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

Five people were arrested, charged with drug possession, after one of them tried to sell a stolen computer to undercover detectives Wednesday in Lynbrook, police said.

The arrests took place near the intersection of Saperstein Plaza and Ross Plaza, adjacent to the Long Island Rail Road tracks, at 3:05 p.m., Nassau County police said.

Police said the five, who were in a 2005 BMW, were in possession of heroin, cocaine, Suboxone and marijuana.

Arrested were: Jamel Turner, 21, of 340 Martha Ave., Bellport; Oscar Oliva, 22, of 1 W. Lyon St., Melville; Oscar Ortez, 21, of 62 W. Pulaski Rd., Huntington Station; Jeanette Patterson, 19, of 13 S. Emerald Lane, Amityville; and, Shannon Copelin, 30, of 643 Post Ave., Bellmore.

The arrests were made by Nassau Narcotics Squad detectives, along with Bureau of Special Operations officers.

The defendants were each charged with three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Turner also was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

All five are scheduled for arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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