The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office unsealed an indictment on Tuesday, July 18, and the defendants are all from Nassau and Suffolk counties.

According to investigators, between March 2022 and June 2023, the gang shipped large quantities of kilograms of cocaine from Puerto Rico to Long Island. The drugs were then sold on the streets of Nassau and Suffolk counties.

In June 2023, police executed search warrants at the homes of several of the defendants, where they allegedly found cocaine nuggets packaged for sale, multiple cell phones, digital scales, money counters and tens of thousands of dollars in cash.

During the investigation, two of the men said the scheme brought them at least $2,000 a day in profits, totaling nearly $250,000.

Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney said: “While these alleged dangerous and illegal drug dealers were creative in their attempts to break the law, thanks to our law enforcement partnerships, we busted the plan.”

“Drug dealers should pay attention; we will find you and bring you to justice.”

The following individuals have been charged with multiple drug offenses in connection with the scheme, including conspiracy and unlawful possession of a controlled substance:

  • Eleomar Perez-Serrano, 33, of Westbury
  • Maria Nieves, 28, of Westbury
  • Carlos Vazquez, 52, of Huntington
  • Brian Ruiz-Chaparro, 34, of Huntington Station
  • Linda Wahlen, 57, of Huntington Station
  • Lynn Chodkowski, 61, of Huntington
  • Samuel Rodriguez, 54, of Bay Shore
  • Omar Lopez-Perez, 38, of Huntington Station

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