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Cops: Men Found with Amphetamines, Pot in Wantagh

Merrick man and Freeport man were stopped by police, found with container of drugs, cops said.

Michael Wood (R) and Christopher Bracco (L). (Photo: NCPD)
Michael Wood (R) and Christopher Bracco (L). (Photo: NCPD)

Two men face charges after being found with amphetamines and pot, according to Nassau County Police.

Cops saw two men driving in a "suspicious manner" and stopped them at Bayview Avenue and St. Regis Street in Wantagh, police reported. As they investigated, officers said they found a clear container holding Amphetamine and marijuana.

The stop was made at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, police reported.

The driver, Christopher Bracco, 28, of Freeport, and Michael Wood, 28, of Merrick, were both placed under arrest at the scene, cops said.

Both men were charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. They will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

Christopher Wendt June 19, 2014 at 07:50 AM
There is no way a conscientious parent can parent an inept parent, or parents who allow under-aged drinking in their homes. You kids are going to have to develop the courage to withstand peer pressure and remove themselves from situations where teens are drinking in homes with adults who violate the law and put them at risk. Maybe the children of law-breaking "social hosts" will find themselves with fewer friends...and get the message. Maybe you could attend the next 6-12 Meeting and start a discussion about this very topic.
Christopher Wendt June 19, 2014 at 07:54 AM
For those who condone and facilitate teenage drinking, here's the address of the Nassau County Medical Examiner (The Morgue)...2251 Hempstead Turnpike - Building R, East Meadow, NY 11554 Hours of Operation: 24/7 - "We never close".
Lorraine DeVita June 19, 2014 at 12:00 PM
perhaps parents should PARENT and assign consequences. I am finding it interesting that parents want to be their kids "Friend", and want to avoid conflict and parental responsibility. Had an interesting conversation with a before unknown couple while we all waited to be seated at our respective tables @ a LOCAL restaurant recently --- .. they "allow their daughter the freedom to make responsible choices on her own at age 14!"a MATURE 14 mind you.. While they were waiting for their table and on about their third by my count "dirty tini's" - their teenage daughter was "out with some of her MANY friends" Seems she is a VERY popular young lady which they find wonderful especially since most of her friends are older HS & college students.. Her boyfriend for the past two years is a college freshman and he always takes good care of her. .....they Never have to worry ....... this 'freedom" supposedly prepares her for life and college. When I asked if THEY are prepared to be grandparents at such a young age they got ANNOYED ..... lol..
Christopher Wendt June 19, 2014 at 12:59 PM
Not to worry, Lorraine. It seems that all of the young people in your missive are under-aged, so they probably do not drink. The two adults most likely walked to that local restaurant so they could imbibe their martinis and not have to worry about driving home under the influence. The college kid dating their 14-year old daughter will dump her before the end of football season next fall, you know, when he meets some real college women who are not jail bait. That will break the 14-year old's heart, but a broken heart isn't the worst thing that could happen to her (nor for her mother and father to have to deal with). --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Prepare yourself for your impending move down South. Married 14-year olds with children are not unheard of down there.
Lorraine DeVita June 22, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Chris, unfortunately geography doesn't have much to do with it today...

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