Firefighter Arrested, Accused of Selling Fentanyl: Sources - NBC New York

Firefighter Arrested, Accused of Selling Fentanyl: Sources

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    FDNY Firefighter Accused of Selling Fentanyl: Source

    Video obtained by NBC 4 New York shows Homeland Security Investigations agents taking a firefighter into custody. Law enforcement sources say he is accused of buying fentanyl on the dark web and selling it.

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018)

    A firefighter was arrested and accused of selling fentanyl, the deadly synthetic opioid that is 50 times stronger than heroin. 

    Anthony Marino was taken into custody at his home in Staten Island. Video obtained by NBC 4 New York shows Homeland Security Investigations agents placing the cuffed firefighter into a car. 

    Marino allegedly bought fentanyl off the dark web and sold it, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York. 

    The FDNY didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. 

    Willimantic Fire Dept.

    It wasn't clear whether Marino had an attorney. 

    While appearing in court on Sunday, Murino appeared in handcuffs and a blue prison uniform. The judge announced that a pretrial arrangement was made for him to go straight to a drug rehab treatment center in Scranton, Pennsylvania. "I have no interest in keeping someone in custody who simply has a drug problem," the judge said. 

    Murino's family posted bond and he was released Sunday. 

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