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Suffolk County announces cocaine bust

Suffolk County district attorney, Thomas Spota, holds a

Suffolk County district attorney, Thomas Spota, holds a bag of cocaine as he announces a major drug bust during a news conference at the Dennison building in Hauppauge. (Aug. 3, 2011) Photo Credit: James Carbone

Four Suffolk County men face charges in connection with their roles in the alleged ring that Suffolk prosecutors said most recently planned to bring more than $3 million worth of cocaine to the Island.

Jose Tejada, of West Babylon, one of the
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Jose Tejada, of West Babylon, one of the suspects in a in major cocaine ring busted in Suffolk. (Aug. 3, 2011)

Theodore Katsanos, of Bay Shore, one of the
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Theodore Katsanos, of Bay Shore, one of the suspects in a in major cocaine ring busted in Suffolk. (Aug. 3, 2011)

Robert Perticone of Deer Park, one of the
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Robert Perticone of Deer Park, one of the suspects in a in major cocaine ring busted in Suffolk. (Aug. 3, 2011)

Richard Occhino of Deer Park, one of the
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Richard Occhino of Deer Park, one of the suspects in a in major cocaine ring busted in Suffolk. (Aug. 3, 2011)

Secret, custom-made secret compartments, where drugs were stored
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Secret, custom-made secret compartments, where drugs were stored in a Cadillac Escalade that helped four Suffolk men smuggle cocaine to Long Island from California, police said. (Aug. 3, 2011)

Some of the evidence seized in major cocaine
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Some of the evidence seized in major cocaine bust is displayed during a news conference at the Dennison building in Hauppauge. (Aug. 3, 2011)

Vehicles seized in the major cocaine bust, parked
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Vehicles seized in the major cocaine bust, parked in lot of Dennison building in Hauppauge where Suffolk County district attorney, Thomas Spota, announced the arrests. (Aug. 3, 2011)

A brass knuckle, seen, in rear of a
Photo Credit: James Carbone

A brass knuckle, seen, in rear of a motorcycle, one of the vehicles seized in a major cocaine bust. (Aug. 3, 2011)

Suffolk County district attorney, Thomas Spota, holds a
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk County district attorney, Thomas Spota, holds a bag of cocaine as he announces a major drug bust during a news conference at the Dennison building in Hauppauge. (Aug. 3, 2011)

Some of the money seized in a major
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Some of the money seized in a major cocaine bust is displayed during a news conference at the Dennison building in Hauppauge. (Aug. 3, 2011)

Suffolk DA Thomas Spota said a warrant also
Photo Credit: James Carbone

Suffolk DA Thomas Spota said a warrant also has been issued for the source of the drugs in California, William Wright, 33, of Los Angeles. (Aug. 3, 2011)

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