A Freeport man was arrested on Nov. 24, along with two other defendants. According to detectives, a Third Precinct patrol supervisor and officer were on patrol in the retail hub area of Westbury when they noticed a 2003 Toyota parked in the rear parking lot of AMC Theatre located at 1025 Corporate Drive. The car was parked in a dark remote section of the lot. When the officers approached the car they saw Deron Barnes, 36, of Pearsal Avenue in Freeport with David Lyons, 31, of Lehigh Street in Williston Park and Grace Lyons, 31, of Carling Drive, New Hyde Park.
In plain sight, the officer’s also were able to see clear bag containing a substance believed to be crack cocaine, wax envelopes containing a brown tannish substance believed to be Heroin, and a clear bag containing a white powdery substance believed to be Fentanyl. There were also multiple needles and crack pipes observed inside the car.
The threesome was instructed by officers to exit the car and as Barnes got out of the car, he fled on foot though the parking lot. Officers chased Barnes and a brief violent struggle occurred. Barnes punched, kicked, and elbowed the officers. Officers were able to arrest Barnes.
After the arrests, both officers began to feel faint and light headed after handling the substance inside the car believed to be Fentanyl. A Nassau County Police Emergency Unit along with the Nassau County Fire Marshal responded to assist in decontamination of the car. The officers were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Barnes was also transported in a Nassau County Police Ambulance to a local hospital to get treated for abrasions on his body.
The trio was arraigned in First District Court in Hempstead on Nov. 25.
Barnes was charged with six counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree and resisting arrest. His bail was set at $10,000 bond/$5,000 cash and is due back in court on Nov. 28 in Part 12 of First District Court in Hempstead.
David was charged with four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh degree. His bail was set at $2000 bond/$1000 cash and is due back in court on Nov. 28 in Part 12 of First District Court in Hempstead.
Grace was charged with four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance seventh degree. She was release on own recognizance, ROR and due back in court on Nov. 28 in Part 12 of First District Court in Hempstead.
Attorney information for all defendants was not available by press time Wednesday morning.
– Compiled by Nadya Nataly