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Troopers: Kings Park brothers arrested on drug charges

Three Kings Park brothers were arrested on drug charges and their home declared unsafe after a six-month undercover sting, state police said.

Christopher Boutin, 29, sold heroin several times to undercover troopers from his home at 26 Thompson St., giving officers enough evidence to get a search warrant, Senior Investigator Pete McArdle said.

Shortly after 6 a.m. Thursday, members of the special operations response team and the Farmingdale-based narcotics enforcement unit raided the house and seized heroin, Xanax and marijuana, police said.

State police began their operation after neighbors complained about people and cars coming to the house at "all hours, day and night," said McArdle, head of the narcotics enforcement unit.

A "low-level dealer," Boutin sold heroin from his home and was a drug user himself, the investigator said. When undercover officers came to buy, he'd come out and sell drugs from his driveway, he said.

The drugs were found in a bathroom cabinet, McArdle said: "Pretty much all he had left was enough for personal use."

Boutin was charged with three counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was held for arraignment on Friday.

His brother, Louis Boutin, 34, was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, and a younger brother, Patrick, 28, was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. They were released with appearance tickets for March 25 in court.

Afterward, Smithtown public safety and building officials, along with the town fire marshal's office, inspected the house and deemed it unsafe, state police said. The residents, which included the brothers' parents and one brother's girlfriend, were ordered to stay out until violations were corrected, police said.

McArdle said the house had several electrical problems but also had hoarding and sanitation issues. Trash and belongings were waste high, he said.

He said the family, along their six pets, went to stay at a relative's home nearby.


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