Reinardo Adames, 28, was one of 35 people indicted for their roles in “Operation Bundle Up”
MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a West Babylon man was sentenced today to eight years in jail for his role in a heroin ring that operated along Route 110 in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Reinardo Adames, 28, also known as Tito, pleaded guilty on June 20 in front of Court of Claims Judge Robert Schwartz to Attempted Operating as a Major Trafficker (a B felony) and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree (a B felony).
“Heroin is poisoning our families and communities here on Long Island,” DA Singas said. “This defendant, and members of his network, pumped large amounts of heroin into Nassau and Suffolk counties. We are using every tool at our disposal and working with every law enforcement agency in the region to stop the flow of heroin into our neighborhoods.”
DA Singas said Reinardo Adames was one of 35 people who were indicted in April for their roles in a Nassau and Suffolk heroin trafficking ring that operated along Route 110. Adames, and members of his distribution network, supplied large quantities of heroin to 15 members of a group dubbed “The 110 Crew” by investigators. The defendant and his co-defendants, Joe Rodriguez and Elvin Rosario, known as the “Papi’s,” stored the drugs at homes in Farmingdale, Lindenhurst and West Babylon. The three men allegedly sold large quantities heroin – typically 10 sleeves or 100 individual bags – to the 110 Crew. The three defendants also made hundreds of sales a week, sometimes earning as much as $8,000 during a seven-day period.
It is estimated that the 110 Crew allegedly sold approximately 4,000 individual bags of heroin a week, with an estimated street value of approximately $40,000 to $50,000.
The arrests were the result of a nine-month-long investigation into local heroin distributors by the NCDA, and the Long Island Heroin Task Force comprised of the Nassau County Police Department, Suffolk County Police Department, New York State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.
Joe Rodriguez, also known as Cutie, pled guilty on July 7 to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree (an A-II felony) and Criminal Possession of a Firearm (an E felony). The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on September 8 before Court of Claims Judge Robert Schwartz to seven years in prison and five years post release supervision.
Elvin Rosario, also known as Fling, pled guilty on July 28 to Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (B felony). The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on September 18 before Court of Claims Judge Robert Schwartz to 4-1/2 years in prison.
Assistant District Attorney Jhounelle Cunningham, Deputy Bureau Chief Christiana McSloy, and Chief Edward Friedenthal of DA Singas’ Special Operations, Narcotics and Gangs Bureau, are prosecuting the case. The defendant is represented by Brian Carmody, Esq.