Eveen Cullum, 26, from Glen Cove, was indicted on Sept. 14 by a federal grand jury in connection with a fatal overdose of a Glen Cove man on May 30.
After the overdose of a 27-year-old Glen Cove man from fentanyl-laced heroin at his home on Fairmont Place, Glen Cove Police found text messages on the victim’s phone from Cullum relating to the drugs used in the overdose. The police contacted Cullum from the victim’s phone and ordered more drugs to be delivered to a location on Cedar Swamp Road.
Cullum drove to the set location with Chelsea Prendergast, 25, Glen Head. They were arrested at about 10 p.m.
“We had information that she knew what was happening,” said Glen Cove Public Information Officer John Nagle. “She was in the car.”
Both defendants were charged with multiple drug offenses. Cullum also had an outstanding warrant from Nassau County and multiple vehicle traffic law violations.
Cullum pled not guilty to several fentanyl-related charges before U.S. District Judge Leonard Wexler in Central Islip federal court, including drug sales that allegedly killed the Glen Cove man. He was held without bail and is scheduled to return to court Nov. 15.
The Nassau County District Attorney dismissed Cullum’s state case in lieu of federal prosecution due to the connection to the fatal overdose.
Prendergast’s case is still pending.
“The Glen Cove police will utilize every tool in its arsenal to take heroin and those who deal heroin off the streets of our community,” said Nagle. “We will continue to target and arrest drug dealers and request the assistance of the community.”