Crime Watch

Cops: Two busted for heroin in Merrick


Detectives from the Nassau County Police Department’s Narcotics and Vice Squad arrested two men on Aug. 13 at Lindgren Street and Elsie Avenue in Merrick on charges of heroin possession with the intent to sell.

The pair, Todd Smart, 35, of Meadowbrook Road in Merrick, and Bryan Grieco, 21, of Nassau Street in Islip Terrace, together had 21 glassine envelopes containing heroin, police said. They were due to be arraigned for criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree on Aug. 14 at Nassau County’s First District Court in Hempstead.