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Posted on: December 19, 2016

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Trafficking & Selling Heroin in Nassau County

Shamiek Porter

Shamiek Porter was one of 31 people indicted in July as part of Operation Gram Slam investigation

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Bloods gang member, who is one of 31 people indicted as part of multi-county drug ring in July, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on December 14 for trafficking nearly a kilogram of heroin in Nassau County.

Shamiek Porter, 24, of Farmingdale, pleaded guilty to Attempted Operating as a Major Trafficker (a B felony) in front of Acting Supreme Court Justice Christopher Quinn on November 16 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The defendant was indicted on 13 charges in July and the plea is in satisfaction of the indictment. Porter is awaiting sentence on another matter in Suffolk County.

“This heroin dealer has been sentenced to a decade behind bars for poisoning our communities with deadly drugs,” DA Singas said. “As heroin continues to claim lives in a nationwide epidemic, we remain committed to major collaborative operations like Operation Grand Slam to track down and aggressively prosecute anyone who traffics or sells heroin in Nassau County.”

DA Singas said Porter, using a BMW sedan and rented Ford Focus, served as a mobile narcotics delivery service in Nassau County. The defendant trafficked and sold approximately 900 grams of heroin and for approximately $225,000.

Evidence recovered at one of Porter’s residences included packaging material, cutting agents, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, 16 cellphones and Bloods gang paraphernalia.

The defendant was arrested in July as part of the Operation Gram Slam investigation and indicted on charges of Operating as a Major Trafficker, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Conspiracy in the Second Degree and Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree.

Thirty-one defendants were indicted for their alleged involvement in the heroin and cocaine ring that operated in Nassau, Suffolk and Albany counties, the largest drug bust of its kind in Nassau County history. Sixteen defendants are awaiting trial. The arrests were the result of a nine-month long investigation by the FBI Long Island Gang Task Force.

The District attorney thanked the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rockville Centre Police Department, Nassau County Police Department, Suffolk County Police Department, New York State Police, Hempstead Police Department, Garden City Police Department, Glen Cove Police Department, Nassau County Sheriff’s Department, Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and the Suffolk County Department of Probation for their partnership in this collaborative enforcement action.

Assistant District Attorney Lee Genser of the Special Operations, Narcotics and Gang Bureau prosecuted the case. The defendant is represented by Jason Russo, Esq.

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