Suffolk DA: Heise faces second drug charge
David Heise, the Selden man arrested on drug charges two days after pleading guilty in the death of two teens in a car crash, arrived at the Suffolk County jail with a hidden stash of drugs, authorities said Thursday.
Heise, 29, was jailed Tuesday when a judge revoked his bail after a Queens heroin possession arrest.
"When Mr. Heise came over from the court, we had information that he had a balloon secreted in his rectum," said Suffolk Sheriff Vincent DeMarco. Heise denied it but sought medical attention later, DeMarco said. He was given a laxative and deputies recovered a balloon with narcotics and tobacco, he said.
District Attorney Thomas Spota said he will seek an indictment charging Heise with promoting prison contraband, which has a maximum penalty of 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison.
After pleading guilty to drug dealing and criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of Eugene Franjola, 17, of Oakdale, and Stephen Massina, 16, of Sayville, Heise was to be sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison.
Spota said Heise is a menace not only to society, but to the jail as well. DeMarco noted that drugs can be used as payment for attacks on correction officers or other inmates.
"It's a whole economy that we try to discourage," he said.Heise's attorney, Eric Besso, could not be reached.