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Huntington Station home raided, 2 gang members arrested on gun, drug charges, say cops

Samuel Spells, left, and Kareem Walters, both 32

Samuel Spells, left, and Kareem Walters, both 32 and of Huntington Station, were arrested early Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. Photo Credit: SCPD

Suffolk police raided a Huntington Station home early Thursday morning and arrested two men who had loaded handguns, rifles, a shotgun and 5 ounces of cocaine, police said.

The raid was part of a crackdown on violent crime in Huntington Station, Suffolk police said.

In July, the Huntington Station Violent Crimes Task Force was formed to reduce crime in the area, police said. The task force has made a total of 496 arrests and issued 3,375 summonses. Of those arrested, 59 -- including the two arrested Thursday on Lowndes Avenue -- were gang members, police said.

After neighborhood complaints of drug dealing and an extensive investigation, police obtained a narcotics search warrant for the home, which they executed at about 7 a.m. Thursday. In addition to the guns and drugs, $4,000 in cash was seized.

Kareem Walters, 32, of Huntington Station, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Samuel Spells, also 32 and of Huntington Station, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, three counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Walter and Spells, who Suffolk police said are known gang members and are both on parole, were being held overnight at the Second Precinct and are scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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