Nassau Corrections Officer Charged in Drug Case

Daniel Lanigan
Daniel Lanigan

A Nassau County Correction officer has been arrested for allegedly possessing amphetamines with the intention of selling them after a drug bust near a school in his hometown of Levittown this week.

Daniel Lanigan was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Prosecutors said the 29-year-old man participated in a drug-related transaction behind a strip mall on Division Avenue, one block away from a school on Monday.

Investigators recovered 10 capsules of an amphetamine known as Adderall, which Lanigan picked up less than two hours before he was to report to work at Nassau County jail in East Meadow, authorities said.

Judge Scott Siller released Lanigan without bail following his initial court appearance Tuesday. Lanigan faces up to 2-1/2 years in prison, if convicted. He is due back in court on Thursday.

The investigation is continuing in cooperation with Nassau County Sheriff Michael Sposato.