The joint effort between the Village of Mastic Beach, Suffolk County Police Department and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department has led to arrests and evictions in Mastic Beach Village.

MARCH 29, 2016, VILLAGE OF MASTIC BEACH, N.Y.: As a continuation of Operation Take-Back, on Thursday, March 24, 2016, the Village of Mastic Beach Public-Safety Department, led by Supervisor Michael Maffei, along with the Village Building Department and Fire Marshal’s Office, supported the Suffolk County Police Department Seventh Precinct Gang Unit, Suffolk County Police Department Seventh Precinct Narcotics Unit, and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, in the police department’s successful execution of warrants at 89 Orchid Drive. The warrants resulted in seven (7) arrests, four (4) of which were for narcotics.

The search warrant served by Suffolk County Seventh Precinct led to a quantity of heroin and crack-cocaine recovered from the location. Additionally, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department executed two (2) eviction warrants at the residence. Numerous Building- and Code-violation summonses were issued by the Village and the residence was deemed unfit for human habitation.

Deputy Mayor Bruce Summa said, “The work Maura, Betty and I did to cultivate the relationships between the Suffolk County Police Department and the Sheriff’s Department as well as putting into law the Vacant and Blighted Home List I instituted gives future Trustees the tools to rid our community of drug-dealing squatters. I hope in the future they actually use these tools to make Mastic Beach a better place to live and work.”

Mayor Maura Spery said, “I am so proud of the work that our new Public-Safety Supervisor Michael Maffei has done in such a short amount of time. His experience and professionalism are the keys to cleaning up the Village of Mastic Beach. He has met with Suffolk County Police Commissioner Sini, Inspector McCarthy and various others within the Seventh Precinct to devise a course of action for the betterment of Mastic Beach. I believe that what we have seen here is just the beginning of removing the criminal element from our community.”