An 18-year-old Long Island man was arrested Thursday on charges accusing him of selling heroin and injecting it into female clients, including one as young as 15 years old, police said.
The arrest was one of two drug busts made by Suffolk County police during raids in East Islip and Huntington Station, officials said.
Officers arrested Daniel Orlando, 18, in a raid at 40 Shinnecock Lane in East Islip, police said. Orlando is accused of selling heroine and injecting the drug into his woman clients, including teenage girls.
Police seized heroin, alprazolam, drug scales and a hypodermic instrument at Orlando's residence, investigators said, adding that the house is located 600 feet from an elementary school.
Orlando faces numerous drug charges, as well as three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
A raid at 2036 New York Avenue in Huntington Station culminated in the arrests of two men, police said. Oxycodone pills, cellphones and $871 were seized during the raid, officers said.
Orlando was being held for arraignment on Friday. There was no indication he had obtained a lawyer who cold comment on the charges.
East Islip residents told NBC 4 New York that they weren't surprised by Orlando's arrest.
"There have been obvious signs," said Stephanie Baranek. "We've seen needles in the street. It's easy to tell when something like that is going on."
Police said they launched a anonymous drug-reporting hotline four weeks ago and have already received about 175 tips.
"That tells us two things," said Police Commissioner Tim Sini. "There's a problem in Suffolk county with drug dealing and people want to do something about it."