Accused Heroin Dealer Made Mailbox Deliveries: Police

The man was busted with heroin and a hypodermic needle, police say

A Long Island man is accused of going postal as a heroin dealer.

Joseph Dowling, 24, of Sag Harbor, distributed heroin in his neighborhood by leaving the drug in his customers' mailboxes, said East Hampton police detectives on Saturday.

Detectives busted Dowling on Lighthouse Lane in Sag Harbor, where he was apprehended with a quantity of heroin and a hypodermic needle, police said.

Dowling was charged with third-degree ciminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and counts of drug possession and intent to sell a controlled substance.

There was no information available as to whether he had obtained a lawyer who could comment about the charges on his behalf.

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