Alleged drug dealers on Long Island charged with manslaughter after involvement in fatal overdose

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>>>OFFICIALS IN SUFFOLK COUNTY GETTING TOUGH ON DRUG DEALERS. TWO DEALERS FROM EAST END ON LONG ISLAND FACE MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES IN THE FATAL OVERDOSE OF A MAN. A THIRD MAN IS ALSO CHARGED. ALL THREE APPEARING IN COURT TODAY. LONG ISLAND REPORTER KRISTIN THORNE HAS MORE LIVE FROM RIVERHEAD.>>THAT THIRD MAN YOU WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT IS THE OWNER OF THIS REPAIR SHOP IN RIVERHEAD. HE’S UNDER ARREST BECAUSE PROSECUTORS SAY HE WAS ALLEDGEDLY ALLOWING THE DRUGS TO BE SOLD OUT OF THIS LOCATION. ATTORNEYS FOR TWO OF THE SUSPECTS SAY THEIR CLIENTS ARE ADDICTS AND NEED HELP, NOT PRISON TIME, BUT THE SUFFOLK D.A. SAYS THEY’RE CRIMINALS.>>Reporter: PROSECUTORS ARE CHARGING THEM WITH MANSLAUGHTER FOR THE OVERDOSE DEATH OF A MAN BACK IN SEPTEMBER. THEY SAY THE TWO SOLD THE VICTIM A DEADLY MIX OF HEROIN AND FENTANYL.>>IN STATEMENTS TO POLICE, BROFY ADMITTED HE KNEW THE PRODUCT HE WAS SELLING WAS POWERFUL AND HAD CAUSED OVERDOSES.>>Reporter: THEIR ATTORNEYS SAY THEIR CLIENTS DIDN’T SELL THE DRUGS TO THE VICTIM.>>IT’S A TOUGH LINK IN A CRIMINAL CASE TO TRY TO LINK MY CLIENT TO THAT UNFORTUNATE AND TRAGIC DEATH.>>Reporter: BROFY’S ATTORNEY SAYS BROFY IS AN ADDICT HIMSELF.>>HE WAS ENGAGING IN TAKING HEROIN WITH THIS INDIVIDUAL WHO ENDED UP DYING.>>Reporter: PROSECUTORS SHOWED A TEXT MESSAGE BETWEEN BROFY AND LAWRENCE DAYS BEFORE THE VICTIM OVERDOSED. IN IT, HE TELLS LAWRENCE, WHO PROSECUTORS SAY WAS THE SUPPLIER OF THE DRUGS, THAT PEOPLE ARE, QUOTE, DROPPING FROM WHAT MAY BE FENTANYL AND THAT BROFY HAD TO USE NARCAN TWICE ON A USER.>>AFTER THIS TEXT MESSAGE, THESE CRIMINALS CONTINUE TO SELL THIS POISON IN OUR COMMUNITY.>>Reporter: PROSECUTORS ALSO ARRESTED BRIAN HALE FOR ALLEGEDLY ALLOWING AND HELPING BROFY TO SELL THE DRUGS OUT OF HALE’S AUTO BODY SHOP IN RIVERHEAD.>>ABSOLUTELY AND INEXPLICABLY DENIES ANY SALES. HE SAYS HE DID NOT SELL TO ANYONE.>>PROSECUTORS SAY BROFY IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR TWO NONFATAL OVERDOSES. ONE OF THEM HAPPENED IN SEPTEMBER. PROSECUTORS SAY A MAN WAS DRIVING, OVERDOSED, AND CRASHED HIS CAR AND BROFY HAD TO ADMINISTER NARCAN. ALL THREE OF THE SUSPECTS THERE PLED NOT GUILTY TO THE CHARGES. THEY’RE ALL BEING HELD ON BAIL. IF THEY’RE FOUND

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