A pharmacist was waiting in the parking lot of a gas station in Plainview when detectives overheard him having a conversation on his cell phone. The conversation was about a drug sale he was about to make. The detectives watched as 53 year old Syosset resident Robert Ciskanik sold narcotics out of his car. They then arrested Ciskanik and Hosam Karin, a 57 year old Freeport resident. Ciskanik was found to have over 400 oxycodone pills on his person. Karin had 15 Cialis pills on his person. While police were arresting the two men, another car pulled into the Old Country Road gas station. The passenger of the car walked over to Ciskanik’s car looking for him. The man, Michael Lulo of Nesconset, was found to have more than $17,000.00 cash on him as well as oxycodone and methadone. A Nassau County Criminal Lawyer says he was also put under arrest. Reports state that Ciskanik was licensed in New York State as a pharmacist but do not release where he was employed. Ciskanik was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a narcotic and criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was held on $100,000.00 bail. Lulo was charged with criminal possession of a narcotic and conspiracy. He was released on $6,000.00 bail. According to a Nassau County Criminal Lawyer Karin was given a desk appearance ticket (DAT). All three men will be arraigned at Nassau County First District Court; located at 99 Main Street, Hempstead NY 11550.
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