Bellport Man Advertised Heroin on Internet, Cops Say

A Bellport man allegedly advertising heroin on the Internet was arrested Tuesday night during an undercover operation by Nassau County police, authorities said.

Detectives said 28-year-old Obadiah Johnson was attempting to sell heroin on the website, “backpage,” when detectives arranged to meet Johnson at a predetermined location on Sunnyside Boulevard in Plainview.

Police arrested Johnson when he arrived and recovered 20 bags of heroin and cash, police said.

Garden City police also assisted in the operation.

Johnson is charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.