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Police Arrest Accused Drug Gang on Staten Island

By Nicholas Rizzi | January 17, 2014 1:27pm
 Police arrested nine people on Staten Island who allegedly sold prescription drugs and heroin.
Police Arrest 9 Who Sold Heroin and Pills in Staten Island
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GREAT KILLS — Police arrested nine Staten Islanders they say sold large amounts of prescription drugs and heroin under the cover of a decorating business, the district attorney announced Friday.

The group was arrested by officers from the NYPD's Narcotics Bureau Staten Island on Wednesday. They recovered money, pills and 43 glassine of heroin, the DA said.

According to court papers, Nicholas Guido, 58, allegedly sold oxycodone with his girlfriend Sandra Rocco, 49, out of the van for Guido's Twice as Nice Decorators in Great Kills. The pair also separately sold the drugs from May until December 2013.

Michael Miglionica, 39, and his girlfriend Jessica Miro-Garcia, 33, were also arrested for selling heroin and oxycodone pills from Miglionica's Lincoln Avenue apartment from June to December 2013, according to the complaints.

Police also arrested Pasquale Mongelli, 25, who sold pills nine times near his Great Kills home along with Fariz Demiroski, 23, Andrew Ferrera, 24, Lorraine Wojcik, 25 and Jonathan Smerina, 27, prosecutors said.

The DA said that the group was loosely affiliated and there was no ringleader in the scheme. Police are still searching for two more suspects in the case.

The group was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $100,000 bond for Guido, $35,000 for Mongelli $25,000 for Miglionica, $3,500 for Miro-Garcia, $1,500 for Rocco and Demiroski, and $500 for Ferrera. Wojcik and Smerina were released on their own recognizance.