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Cops: Resident of drug overdose house arrested

A house in Babylon Village that had been the scene of drug overdoses was raided by Suffolk County police earlier this week and resulted in the arrest of one person and the seizure of illegal drugs and a handgun, police said Friday.

Christian Repetto, 24, who lived in the house at 63 Wyandanch Ave. that has been the subject of complaints about drug activity, was charged with several counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and a charge of possessing an illegal .380 handgun, Insp. Gerard Gigante, commanding officer of the First Precinct, said.

The inspector said ambulances went to the house three times in the past six months and each time took someone to the hospital for treatment of a drug overdose, none of which were fatal.

"In response to community complaints, the precinct initiated an investigation into drug activity at 63 Wyandanch Avenue and on May 2nd at about 12:45 a.m. executed a search warrant," Gigante said.

He said officers who executed the search warrant found quantities of marijuana, heroin and prescription drugs, including Xanax and Oxycodone.

Repetto pleaded not guilty at his arraignment, the district attorney's office said. He is due back in court May 12.


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