A former Commack school employee was arraigned Thursday on a 27-count indictment involving weapons and drug charges.
Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini announced the indictment Thursday.
Patrick Musumeci, 30, a Patchogue resident, was arrested Feb. 6.
He faces four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a B felony; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a C felony; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a D felony; five counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a D felony; four counts of Criminal Possession of a Firearm, an E felony; Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, an E felony; two counts of Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, an A misdemeanor; seven counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, an A misdemeanor; Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree, an A misdemeanor; and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree as an A misdemeanor.
“It’s very concerning to have an individual who has access to a school allegedly be in possession of drugs and illegal firearms,” Sini said. “Residents in the defendant’s neighborhood saw something, said something, and the Suffolk County Police Department acted swiftly to investigate and arrest this defendant.”
Suffolk County Police detectives from the Fifth Squad Special Operations Team and officers from the Emergency Service Section and Fifth Precinct Gang Unit executed a search warrant at Musumeci’s residence, located at 57 Wilmarth Ave. The search warrant was executed pursuant to a narcotics investigation into alleged drug dealing at the residence, which was reported to
police through the Suffolk County Crime Stoppers hotline, which allows residents to anonymously report suspected crimes.
Musumeci was allegedly in illegal possession of four assault weapons and fouradditional firearms, namely a Bee Miller Inc. 9mm caliber semi-automatic rifle, a Bushmaster .233 Remington caliber semi-automatic rifle, a Smith and Wesson .233 Remington caliber semi-automatic rifle, a CBC .22 long rifle caliber semi-automatic rifle, a Glock .40 Smith and Wesson caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Taurus .40 Smith and Wesson caliber semi-automatic pistol, a Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. .22 caliber revolver, a Smith and Wesson .38 special caliber revolver.
Musumeci also allegedly possessed brass knuckles.
Two of the handguns recovered during the search warrant were previously reported
Musumeci is alleged to have possessed quantities of Oxycodone, methadone, alprazolam
(Xanax), morphine, concentrated cannabis (THC) in e-cigarette cartridges, marijuana,
a digital scale and packaging materials consistent with narcotics sales.
He was also allegedly in possession of several hand-pressed pills made to
resemble Oxycodone. An analysis of the pills revealed they were actually composed of
a mixture of fentanyl, methamphetamine and tramadol.
Musumeci was arraigned by Suffolk County Supreme Court
Justice Mark Cohen. Bail was previously set at $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond. He is
due back in court on March 19.
If convicted of the top count, Musumeci faces a maximum sentence of up to nine years
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Nicole Felice, of the