Hewlett's Ilya Ostrovskiy could face 25 years in prison if convicted


Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly arraigned Hewlett pharmacist Ilya Ostrovskiy on Dec. 6 for allegedly possessing 41 illegal weapons in his home.

Ostrovskiy allegedly had 23 assault weapons, 18 semiautomatic pistols, 78 high-capacity magazines and body armor in his Hewlett home.

He is being charged of criminal possession of a weapon, 18 counts of criminal possession of a firearm and unlawful purchase of body armor.

He pleaded not guilty and bail was set at $200,000 cash and $400,000 bond with passport surrender.

He is due back in court on Jan. 3, 2024. If convicted, he faces a potential maximum of 25 years in prison.

“This defendant allegedly possessed an arsenal of assault weapons, unlicensed semiautomatic pistols, high-capacity magazines and body armor in his Hewlett home,” said Donnelly. “The flow of illegal weapons into New York is endangering countless lives. We’re working from across the state and county to stop these weapons from reaching Long Island.”

On July 14, Ostrovskiy allegedly fired gunshots at three men who entered his Pepperidge Road home.