Gabriel Dipierno
Gabriel Dipierno

An alleged drug dealer from Franklin Square was arrested after Nassau County police said they found a large stash of drugs, explosives, guns and ammunition in his home.

Police said they saw 26-year-old Gabriel Dipierno sell six decks of heroin to 28-year-old Kenneth J. Butler II, also of Franklin Square, at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers found heroin and a cache of commonly abused prescription painkiller pills in Dipierno’s vehicle, police said. Detectives then obtained a search warrant for Dipierno’s home, where they found more than 4,000 tablets and several hundred bottles of Anabolic Steroids, several hundred vials of Ketamine, heroin and an array of prescription pills.

The raid also uncovered assorted assault rifles, two .12 gauge pump shotguns, assorted magazines and ammunition, commercial grade explosives, digital scales and more than $7,000 cash.

The prescriptions allegedly found in the home included Alprazolam, Valium, Vyvanese, Clonazepam, Diazepam, Methandrostenolane, Oxycodone, Suboxone and  Carisprodol.

Members of the Asset Forfeiture Unit-Criminal Intelligence Rapid Response Team (CIRRT) initiated the bust, police said.

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Dipierno and Butler were each charged with criminal possession of a control substance. Dipierno was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and violation of two New York State labor laws regulating storage of explosives and licenses and certificates.

They will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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