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N. Merrick Mother and Son Arrested for Heroin

Denise Burke (L) and her son Jamie Burke (R) are facing drug charges.
Denise Burke (L) and her son Jamie Burke (R) are facing drug charges.

A mother and son from North Merrick are facing drug charges after police allegedly found heroin in their car Monday night, Nassau County police said.

Seventeen-year-old Jamie Burke and his 49-year-old mother, Denise Burke, were traveling in a 1999 Toyota Camry on Bellmore Avenue in their hometown just after 9 p.m. when the car was stopped for a traffic infraction, police said.

An investigation found that mother and son were allegedly in possession of eight envelopes of heroin, police said.

They were both charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Jamie Burke was also charged with operating a motor vehicle unlicensed driver and following to closely. They will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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