Great Neck man arrested for alleged drug possession and sales

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Corey Howell, 21, was arrested Saturday night. (Photo from Nassau County Police Department).

A Great Neck man was arrested Saturday for alleged drug possession and sales after resisting arrest, police said.

Officers tried arresting Corey Howell, 21, after witnessing a live drug transaction in which he was involved at 12:50 a.m. on March 25, police said. But he ignored officers’ orders and resisted.

Howell flailed his arms and pushed an officer to try and escape, resulting in bruises on the officer’s hand, knee and elbow, police said.

The Nassau Community Bureau of Special Operations Officers conducted plainclothes patrols in the Great Neck area in response to local complaints about drug sales, police said.

A search after the arrest found marijuana, non-odor drug bags, a scale and over $3,500 in Howell’s car, police said.

Howell is charged with second-degree assault, possession of a forged instrument, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and the criminal sale and possession of marijuana. He was arraigned March 25 at First District Court in Hempstead.

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