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Suffolk DA: Heroin, prostitution ring busted

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota lifts a

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota lifts a bag containing $10,000 worth of raw heroin during a press conference in Riverhead to announce the arrests of eight people linked to a heroin and prostitution ring on Aug. 13, 2012. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota holds a press conference to announce the arrest of eight people linked to a drug and prostitution ring following a yearlong investigation by heroin task force detectives. On display were confiscated items including raw heroin, Rolex watches, more than $130,000 in cash and a diamond necklace. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota holds a
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota holds a press conference in Riverhead to announce the arrests of eight people connected to a Coram-based drug and prostitution ring after a yearlong investigation by heroin task force detectives. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota lifts a
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota lifts a bag containing $10,000 worth of raw heroin during a press conference in Riverhead to announce the arrests of eight people linked to a heroin and prostitution ring on Aug. 13, 2012.

Two confiscated Rolex watches worth $16,000 were on
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Two confiscated Rolex watches worth $16,000 were on display at a press conference in Riverhead where Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced the arrests of eight people linked to a heroin and prostitution ring. (Aug. 13, 2012)

A confiscated diamond-encrusted necklace with a pendant in
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

A confiscated diamond-encrusted necklace with a pendant in the shape of Long Island was on display at a press conference in Riverhead where Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced the arrests of eight people linked to a heroin and prostitution ring. (Aug. 13, 2012)

More than $130,000 in confiscated cash was on
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

More than $130,000 in confiscated cash was on display at a press conference in Riverhead where Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced the arrests of eight people linked to a heroin and prostitution ring. (Aug. 13, 2012)

David Holmes, 51, of Coram, is one of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

David Holmes, 51, of Coram, is one of eight people accused of being part of a heroin and prostitution ring in Suffolk. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Deborah Trezza, 22, of Coram, is one of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Deborah Trezza, 22, of Coram, is one of eight people accused of being part of a heroin and prostitution ring in Suffolk. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Jahiteak Appling, 21, of Medford, is one of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Jahiteak Appling, 21, of Medford, is one of eight people accused of being part of a heroin and prostitution ring in Suffolk. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Jennifer Licata, 23, of Farmingville, is one of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Jennifer Licata, 23, of Farmingville, is one of eight people accused of being part of a heroin and prostitution ring in Suffolk. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Steven McDaniel, 29, of Coram, is one of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Steven McDaniel, 29, of Coram, is one of eight people accused of being part of a heroin and prostitution ring in Suffolk. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Sandra Russell, 26, of Coram, is one of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Sandra Russell, 26, of Coram, is one of eight people accused of being part of a heroin and prostitution ring in Suffolk. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Lee Appling, 46, of Coram, is one of
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Lee Appling, 46, of Coram, is one of eight people accused of being part of a heroin and prostitution ring in Suffolk. (Aug. 13, 2012)

Taquan Rashad, 43, of the Bronx, is one
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Taquan Rashad, 43, of the Bronx, is one of eight people accused of being part of a heroin and prostitution ring in Suffolk. (Aug. 13, 2012)

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