Hempstead Police Officer Charged with Selling Drugs

MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a Hempstead police officer has been charged with selling opiate-based prescription painkillers following a long-term investigation by the District Attorney’s Office.Brian Jones

Brian Jones, 38, of Mineola, was arrested yesterday by DA Investigators and charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Second Degree, four counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. Jones faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. He will be arraigned today in First District Court, Hempstead.

Rice said that on May 2, 2011, Jones sold three different types of prescription drugs, Clonazepam, Oxycodone, and Oxymorphone, to a confidential informant as part of a long-term investigation by the District Attorney’s Office. Jones then sold the same confidential informant Oxycodone on May 13 and Oxymorphone on May 26. Investigators found more than a half-ounce of Oxycodone in Jones’s vehicle at the time of his arrest.

Jones has been an officer with the Hempstead Police Department since February 4, 2002. He was suspended without pay upon his arrest.

“This defendant was a predator rather than a protector.He violated his oath and the public trust, and my office will ensure he pays the price for these very serious crimes,” said Rice.“I want to thank Hempstead Police Chief Joseph Wing for his invaluable assistance throughout this investigation.”

Assistant District Attorney William Jorgensen of the Public Corruption Bureau is prosecuting the case for the DA’s Office.

These charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Comments

  1. Nothing could be worse that hiring Christian A Pickney to handle anythign that you have to do with law. He cares nothing for the clients or their well beingl. only after himself and his wallet. He will prolong your case only to continue for his :billable hours" That goes along with his useless advice. He attempts to make you persue motions that the judge will dismiss and guess what? You still get billed for it.
    Stay away from this sheister

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  2. my god! what did you do? I never emagine something, I do not judge you, I love you still

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