Heroin Arrests in Massapequa Park

Brothers arrested after woman passes out at home.

Two brothers were busted for heroin possession after a woman passed out in a Massapequa Park home, police said.

Police went to the home of Bryan Luther, 18, and  his brother Thomas, 23, at their home on on Atlantic Avenue at 3:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving the report that a 19-year-old woman fainted.

When they discovered heroin, they called paramedics who administered Narcan, a drug used to combat the effect of narcotics, and transported the woman to area hospital.

Officers arrested the brothers and recovered heroin and cocaine. They were charged with possession of a controlled substance. 

Bryan Luther was charged with criminal possession of a narcotic drug.

LAKETAJO January 04, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Me Too. Happy Healthy New Year!
Don't judge January 04, 2013 at 09:32 PM
Laketajoe, after reading all of these blogs you seem to be the only person with any understanding that this is a family with an awful drug addiction problem. God should be the only one to judge. Unfortunately this is an epidemic and one that needs to be addressed head on. No, this is not the Massapequa that we all grew up in and loved, its changed. All of you pointing fingers should be ashamed of yourselves. Its time to address this problem head on. We don't want anyone else to lose a child/young adult to this god forsaken drug. Remember this drug is relentless and it could enter your life at anytime. Keep your eyes open and remember addiction is a disease and it can happen to anyone!!!
LAKETAJO January 06, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Don't Judge...Thank you for YOUR understanding. Unfortunately there are so many that really don't get it. As when I grew up the common thought was addict = dirtbag, bum, stupid kid, terrible upbringing by parents. This is a real disease. Let me put it this way, if your child had leukemia wouldn't you do everything possible to help them. If more people would think of it that way then hopefully they will recognize this as a true disease. Yes, I've heard it all...it's a choice leukemia is not...but realize that your child IS SiCK and who better than fight for them then the people who love them most. It IS A LONG ROAD, many ups and downs. Lieing, cheating, stealing... IS THIS YOUR child or is it the disease taking them over. They are making very dangerous decisions... as a teenager their brains are not fully developed and think they are invincible. First time is a choice but they never think it will get out of control...and in a second they are addicted. It is a horrific cycle...bc they do these things then there's guilt so they use again to not feel the guilt and pain of what they have done. Repeat, repeat. This is why I say, parents don't stick your head in the sand. It is very scary and denial comes first but keep your eyes open, it's NOT just a teenage phase. It's the hardest thing you'll ever do but your sweet child that you raised to be healthy, happy and productive is dying. So, those who point fingers PLEASE understand that these are OUR children. NO ONE iS IMMUNE.
LAKETAJO January 06, 2013 at 07:56 PM
Don't Judge...Thank you for understanding. Unfortunately there are so many who don't really get it. As when I was growing up addict = dirtbag, bum, terrible upbringing by parents. I try to explain it this way...If your child had leukemia you would do whatever possible to help them. Yes I've heard it all, leukemia is not a choice but addiction IS a disease. The first time is a choice then suddenly...addiction. The teenage brain is not fully developed and most think that nothing bad will happen, they think they are invincible. It's a vicious cycle, lying, cheating, stealing then they use to make the pain and guilt of what they've done go away and repeat, repeat. It is a Very Long Road to Recovery. Who else to step in to help save your child from dying. Don't stick your head in the sand...it's not just a teenage phase. These are OUR children making dangerous decisions. Don't be fooled No One Is Immune.
Marko0916 January 19, 2013 at 03:14 PM
All the police need to do is form a special heroin crime unit that is equiped to operate in darkness and bust up the drug pod party's in the preserve. One of the many kids will offer the vital information that will lead to the bigger people involved with its distribution.


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