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2 Glendale Men Arrested in Heroin and Fentanyl Operation Linked to Overdose Death

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Dec. 21, 2018 By Laura Hanrahan

Two Glendale men were arrested yesterday for their involvement in a nine-month-long opioid distribution operation in Queens, the New York Eastern District Attorney announced yesterday.

Douglas “Dougie” Marra and Joseph “Max B” McClean, both 34, were charged with conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in a scheme that resulted in the overdose death of one person in the borough.

The two men allegedly operated in Queens between January and September of this year, and were arrested after Homeland Security Investigations and NYPD learned that the overdose victim had obtained heroin from Marra, who worked in McClean in the operation.

Multiple law enforcement agencies then began a series of undercover operations soliciting drugs from Marra.

During one of their interactions, Marra even told an undercover police officer, “This stuff is hot. My friend died off of it,” the U.S. Eastern District Attorney’s office said.

“Our communities have been plagued with fentanyl related deaths, and it is because of individuals like those arrested today, those who prey on vulnerabilities with no regard for life,” stated HSI Special Agent-in-Charge Melendez.  “McClean and Marra are now in custody, unable to keep pushing these deadly drugs as alleged, and law enforcement will continue working opioid investigations and removing relentless drug dealers from our city streets.”

If convicted, Marra and McClean will face a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison, with the possibility of life imprisonment.

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Disgusted!

Should be charged with murder! Everyone knows fentanyl kills! No sympathy for dealers nor drug users. Look what is happening to parks and other public areas where our ” mayor ” had boxes placed where users can dispose of their used needles! Turned our parks into drug dens. Drug addiction is treated as an “illness”? Disgusted with people who do not take responsibility for their actions be behaviors!

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Ed Schantz

Way does it take so long to arrest someone the police make a buy from..How many people have too die first…And way don’t they get charged with murder…They know what’s going to happen…SINFUL..OME..

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