Man Arrested for Possessing Heroin and Prescription Drugs

SOUND BEACH – 10 Sunnyside Drive / Friday, January 23, 2015 at approximately 7:55 a.m.

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Sound Beach man for possessing heroin and numerous prescription drugs without a valid prescription.

In response to numerous community complaints of drug dealing occurring at 10 Sunnyside Drive, Sound Beach, Suffolk County Police Narcotics detectives, Seventh Precinct detectives and Emergency Service officers executed a narcotics search warrant at approximately 7:55 a.m.  Detectives found Thomas Balzarano in possession of heroin, oxycodone, roxycodone, carisoprodol, alprazolam, clonazepam, suboxone, and a baton.


Balzarano was charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, six counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree.

Balzarano will be held overnight at the 7th Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on January 24.

A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Case Number: RG/1706