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Long Island Parents Accused of Putting Tens of Thousands of Bags of Heroin on Street

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    A Long Island couple are being accused of dealing vast amounts of heroin from their home. Greg Cergol reports (Published Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014)

    A Long Island couple are being accused of dealing vast amounts of heroin from their home with as many as 10 children in the house at a given time, Suffolk County's district attorney says. 

    Kelly Mullen, 29, and her husband, Aaron Smith, 57, are accused of drug trafficking, conspiracy and other charges. According to Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, the couple's Holtsville home served as the main distribution point for heroin pickups by drug dealers in at least seven Long Island neighborhoods and was the source from which tens of thousands of bags of heroin ended up on the street. 

    The bags were often overflowing to encourage customer loyalty, Spota said, and business was constant.

    "As many as five dealers a day came to this house, where five to 10 children live at any given time, to pick up their heroin," Spota said in a statement. 

    Spota said that when authorities executed a search warrant at the couple's Holtsville home, they found bags of heroin scattered about, including some left near the crib where their daughter slept.

    Details of the charges against Mullen, Smith and the other defendants are expected to be outlined Thursday.

    Information on an attorney for Mullen or Smith wasn't immediately available.

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