Six people – including four adults and two teenagers – are under arrest and their home has now been condemned after police found drugs, guns and ammunition alongside three young children, Brookhaven town officials said Feb. 14.
Officials said the home – which has now been formally condemned – was “covered with filth” and had no central heating system. Town building inspectors were called to the home at 743 Bourdois Ave. on Tuesday when Suffolk County Police narcotics detectives were set to execute a search warrant.
Inspectors said the home contained “dangerous electrical hazards” and had no smoke or carbon monoxide detectors. The residents – including three elementary-school-age children – were left relying on electric and kerosene-fueled space heaters to stay warm in the frigid temperatures, town officials charged.
“Houses like this are a danger to the hard working families who live nearby and a severe threat to the quality of life throughout the entire community,” Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine said in a statement.
A Suffolk County police spokeswoman confirmed Friday that several arrests were made at the home during the raid, but declined to say if officers seized any evidence. Police arrest reports listed the four adults nabbed in the roundup, but did not list the teens – who may be underage.
Among those arrested were:
- David Brame, 27, who was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug, second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia and acting in a manner to injure a child.
- Warren Mack, 32, who was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal use of a drug paraphernalia, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and acting in a manner to injure a child.
- Iesia Preston, 28, and Gina Bridges, 26, who were both charged with acting in a manner to injure a child.
Police said the four all lived in the home and faced a judge Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.
In addition to condemning what they call “an alleged drug house,” town workers also removed two puppies to the town's animal shelter.
The property owner was also being issued appearance tickets for town code violations, the release said. A town spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.