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Two gang members arrested, drugs and guns seized in Huntington, cops say

Wesley Erickson, left, 31, of 55 Cedar Dr.

Wesley Erickson, left, 31, of 55 Cedar Dr. in West Hills, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 and charged with drug sales and possession as well as weapons possession during a raid on his home. Andre Knox, 37, of 29 E. Eighth St., Huntington Station, was also arrested and charged with drug sales. Suffolk County police said Erickson and Knox are members of the Old Station Soldiers gang. Photo Credit: SCPD

Armed with a search warrant, officers from six specialized units arrested two gang members and seized drugs and guns from one suspect's home Thursday in Huntington, Suffolk County police said.

A loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun, and cocaine and marijuana with a street value of more than $3,000 were found at 55 Cedar Dr., along with cash and drug-packaging equipment, police said.

The operation is part of an ongoing crackdown launched by the police department and Huntington Town, police said. Thursday's seizure involved detectives from the narcotics section at headquarters, the Second Precinct special operations team and criminal intelligence bureau, and also officers from the Second Precinct gang unit, emergency service section and canine units.

Wesley Erickson, 31, who lives at the house, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Andre Knox, 37, of 29 E. Eighth St., Huntington Station, was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance. The two, who police said are members of the Old Station Soldiers gang, were being held overnight for arraignment Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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