|District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney today announced the indictment of Jaquan Casserly, 34, of Holbrook, who is accused of selling fentanyl|
SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y.) – District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney today announced the indictment of Jaquan Casserly, 34, of Holbrook, who is accused of selling fentanyl to a female from Lake Grove that resulted in her fatal overdose.
“Sadly, this is yet another example of an alleged drug dealer pushing poison onto our streets without any regard for the inevitably destructive and deadly consequences of such sales,” said District Attorney Tierney.
“Our office is steadfast in its mission to investigate every overdose in Suffolk County and hold drug dealers accountable for selling illegal and deadly substances, especially fentanyl.”
According to the investigation, on August 18, 2022, Suffolk County PD responded to a residence in Lake Grove for an apparent drug overdose. The victim was found unresponsive in the bathroom by her mother. The victim was administered Narcan, which works to reverse the effects of fentanyl, and she regained a pulse. She was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where she ultimately passed away several days later as a result of the drug overdose.
Using the victim’s phone, an undercover detective contacted Casserly and arranged for another sale of narcotics. On August 25, 2022, while at the Holbrook Commons, Casserly allegedly sold the detective a combination of heroin and fentanyl. On August 27, 2022, police executed a search warrant at Casserly’s residence and recovered a combination of heroin and fentanyl, red and black glassine/wax envelopes used to package narcotics, a pair of metal knuckles, and Casserly’s cell phone. A search of Casserly’s phone allegedly showed that he made arrangements to meet the victim on August 17, 2022 at the Holbrook Commons offering to sell her a “fetty mix,” a street term used to describe a mix of fentanyl and heroin.
County Court Judge, the Honorable Steven A. Pilewski ordered Casserly held on $500,000 cash, $1 million bond or $5 million partially secured bond. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Danielle Davis of the Narcotics Bureau.