Nassau DA: Drug suspect had 350 pounds of marijuana

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(Nassau County District Attorney)

MIDEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has been arrested on charges he possessed more than 350 pounds of marijuana plus drug paraphernalia and weapons.

Micah Raskin, of Old Westbury, was arraigned Wednesday in Nassau County on felony drug and weapon charges.

Local law enforcement agencies worked with federal authorities to arrest the 49-year-old Raskin.

Angel Melendez, the head of Homeland Security Investigations for New York, said Raskin trafficked hundreds of pounds of marijuana across state lines.

Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas said investigators discovered that Raskin was supplying large amounts of marijuana and hash oils to the Baltimore area.

Raskin faces up to eight years in prison if he is convicted of the top counts against him.

An attorney for Raskin, Benjamin Simpson, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.