Sheriff DeMarco Honored by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration

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CENTRAL ISLIP, NY-- Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco was honored yesterday by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Long Island Office in a private ceremony at the Central Islip Courthouse.  The DEA paid tribute to Sheriff DeMarco to recognize his “Unwavering Partnership, Support and Assistance in Furthering the Successful Investigations and Prosecutions of Domestic and International Narcotics Trafficking Organizations.” 

In February of this year, the Sheriff announced that Deputy Sheriff Investigators had participated in a successful 36 month investigation dubbed “Operation Fantastic Four” that took down a large-scale Colombian Drug Organization that has trafficked hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and heroin to the United States, Europe and Central America for distribution. 

Upon receiving the plaque, Sheriff DeMarco stated, “I am grateful for the DEA’s recognition and for the remarkable work of our men and women in the Sheriff’s Office who risk their lives during these dangerous investigations in order to stop deadly drugs from entering our communities.”

Pictured from left to right: Chief Deputy Michael Sharkey, Sheriff Vincent DeMarco, and Undersheriff Steve Kuehhas at the Long Island Drug Enforcement Administration Office.