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Bellmore Men Arrested for Allegedly Selling Drugs

Anthony J. Tavella and  Eric M. Crockett. Credit: NCPD
Anthony J. Tavella and Eric M. Crockett. Credit: NCPD
Two Bellmore men were arrested Thursday night after Nassau County Police observed them allegedly conducting a drug sale in a grocery store parking lot.

According to the Narcotics Vice Bureau, Eric M. Crockett, 21, and Anthony J. Tavella, 23, were in the King Kullen parking on Sunrise Highway in Bellmore when they were observed by detectives in a hand-to-hand drug transaction while in a parked car.

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Both defendants were asked to step out of the car and were placed into custody without incident. There were no injuries reported.

Crockett is being charged with the Criminal Sale of Marijuana 4th Degree, and Criminal Possession of Marijuana 5th Degree. He was arraigned on Friday in First District Court in Hempstead. Crockett was also arrested on drug and stolen gun charges in February 2010.

Tavella is being charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana 5th Degree. He was released on an appearance ticket and will return to First District Court on a future date.

FedUpRealist January 13, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Revolving door justice...Frustrated cops, good shyster lawyer, judge who couldn't care less, over crowded jail...Can you say, 'released in your own recognizance'...Anyone wanna bet these guys will be in trouble again real soon? Any, ANY possibility these guys started out breaking windows and slashing tires in the Bellmore-Merrick area?...Plausible? You bet!!!
Mike Mercilliott January 14, 2013 at 11:31 AM
On Right Eric Crockett arrested July 17, 2011, Nassau County Court case #: 2011NA016213, Eric Crockett arrested on October 1, 2010 Nassau County Court Case #2010NA026660, Eric Crockett arrested January 5, 2012 selling drugs Nassau County case #2012NA000356. Now arrested for selling drugs again 1/10/2013 Nassau County Court Case # 2013NA000827. He was also arrested Feb 2010 for illegal handgun and drugs at that time also. Pro Bono attorney, meaning he is using legal aid attorney. Okay people anyone want to do something about this????? Kathleen Rice can we do something about this???? Politicians anyone at all wants to do something about this???
EB January 14, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Rumor has it Mr Crockett had his charges dropped because he cooperated with the police and gave up his supplier. Just to go back out and do it again. Ms Rice he made you look foolish.

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