According to police, Christian Encarnacion, 35, of Lindenhurst (left) and Tracy Nagle, 30, of Massapequa (right) were arrested and charged with drug possession after officers patrolling in the vicinity of North Bay Avenue, in an unmarked car, observed what appeared to be a hand to hand drug transaction between the two.
(HANDOUT / August 23, 2009)
NORTH MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (WPIX)—
A Lindenhurst man who was busted dealing cocaine out of his car while his two children sat in the backseat, was arrested and charged Sunday with drug possession in addition to two counts of child endangerment, police said.
According to authorities, Christian Encarnacion, 35, and his customer Tracy Nagle, 30, were arrested after Nassau County police officers patrolling in an unmarked car near North Bay Avenue in North Massapequa
witnessed the alleged transaction.
After confronting the two suspects, officers discovered two bags of cocaine in Nagle's possession. A search by a police dog team later uncovered over 30 bags of cocaine inside Encarnacion's 1993 Toyota Corolla, police said.
The children, ages 5 and 7, were transported from the scene and later placed in custody of their mother.
Encarnacion, who police say had $2,000 cash in his possession, was charged with criminal sale and criminal possession of drugs, as well as two counts of child endangerment.
Encarnacion and Nagle are both expected to be arraigned Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.
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