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.

lelu December 27, 2012 at 07:01 AM
Wow none of you no anything on the situation. Who are all you to point fingers? I'm sure all of you have done ur dirt and if the situation was reversed on any of you..you'd all b saying different..grow up everyone and live ur own lives..
James Madison December 27, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Anyone defending any person involved is an idiot. Plain and simple. They're heroin addicts. They all deserve jail time, and if you think there is a hero in this story for trying to "save" the girl then you are dead wrong. There is no hero in this story. Just a bunch of deadbeat junkie losers. And I may not know every detail about who was injecting who... But I don't need to. All I need to know is that they're all selling or using the most addicting and dangerous drugs that exist. A drug that ruins people, families, communities, and society as a whole. And this situation would never be reversed on me because I am not a drug addict. They are all grown enough to make their own decisions and when they make decisions like these they deserve the consequences that await them.
TD December 27, 2012 at 03:37 PM
The best way to avoid getting addicted is to never try it. You make that decision yourself. No one else to blame.
Crack December 27, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Oh my bad, I didn't realize she likes hanging out in a crack house all day watching people shoot dope! And there is nothing more attractive then a glazy eyed nocturnal stuttering moron! If that's true and she doesnt use, what the hell has she been doing all this time??? The stupidity is ridiculous, it gets worse and worse!!! But yeah I'm not buying it! Who the hell knows how you people define girlfriend anyway, you seem to have a distorted view of reality!!
Crack December 27, 2012 at 03:49 PM
And by the way, yeah maybe us people have done our dirt but we were intelligent enough to know what not to mess with and / or how to not shit where we eat! We didn't get plastered on the news and we just weren't plain stupid!! Little boys and girls playing with adult stuff, didn't even do all your homework about it!! Different generation I guess, just don't think! I don't wanna hear that mommy shit either! Learn from what you see and work to not repeat history!! I'm over this!! This generation is a group of whiny, lazy brats! I think a good old fashioned beating would do you all some good!
David Rosenthal December 27, 2012 at 04:50 PM
And was the mother arrested????? It was her house. If they drank alcohol and got into a car accident, the police would like to know where did they do their drinking. The mother allowed them to shoot up in her house- don't tell me this was the first time, and she just happens to be blind......................
In The Know December 27, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Thank you David. My point exactly!! No, she was not arrested.
Lorna December 27, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I'm just curious, because there seems to be some neighbors here...have any of you called the cops, and what were the results?
someone that knows December 28, 2012 at 01:01 AM
his girl was in college while he was doing all sorts of stuff that im sure she doesnt even know about shes a good girl ive known her for years unfortunatally she just happen to be dating this idiot shes been with him for years even before the drugs so i guess she just loves him i feel bad for her to be honest shes tried to help the kid so many times
LAKETAJO December 28, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Wow what a great response to this article. We are ALL affected by this stuff. BTW Lelu... We are trying to live our lives. When we are watching this kind of horrific behavior it hurts ALL of us. Next time you hear of a kid overdosing go to the wake then visit with the family...that will make YOU grow up very quickly.
In The Know December 28, 2012 at 05:20 PM
By the way...do not fool yourselves. Heroin is EPIDEMIC in the Massapequa School District and has been for years. It can be harder to recognize than other drugs because so many parents can easily miss the signs. If you have a kid who is sleeping all the time, watch out. Don't just chalk it up to being a teenager.
Crack December 29, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Yes, cops called regularly, this was a great Christmas present for the whole block!!! They finally caught them!!!
Crack December 29, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Whoever the girl was, she brought the neighborhood down with the rest of them and I'm glad she didn't die but I still felt like smacking her for making me feel like I lived in a ghetto neighborhood! As far as the girlfriend, you still need to find a new boyfriend, he's grown and can help himself when willing!
LAKETAJO December 29, 2012 at 02:37 AM
TD...well put...the first time is a choice...after that...ADDICTION...That Fast
tj December 29, 2012 at 02:49 AM
now next time, every junkie who heard this story with let who ever over doses...DIE.......
Crack December 29, 2012 at 06:10 AM
I agree Roc, lelu is an idiot but maybe lelu is just upset over losing a good connection and a warm place to shoot up!
ROC December 29, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I am sure she find a good dealer and den in the ville, I hear they love the little Massapequa girls over there.
lelu December 30, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Umm..these two kids getting arrested isn't gonna stop the drug dealing and using on ur block or in ur neighborhood. U should really be educated about addiction. I'm not saying anything about drugs being good or anything along those lines. U all seem pretty heartless. Just because someone made mistakes and is mixed up in the wrong stuff doesn't make them bad people.
lelu December 30, 2012 at 01:07 AM
What they need is help. Not people saying such heartless stuff.
Crack December 30, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Oh and "in the know" you don't know shit! If you have kids I hope you get in the know cause that save the world crap will leave less focus on your own kids!! And you don't want your last name in the headlines with us chewing ur family out!!
ROC December 30, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Ya Crack, we should hang out. This soft love shit has got to stop. "They need help" bullshit, Mother fucker I need help paying bills and raising my kids right and not having to get high all day to do it. I don't have time to help some assholes who don't know what shooting dope leads to. I couldn't be happier that these douche bags got arrested. As far as learning about addiction, I have forgotten more than you'll know and the one thing I know is that going easy on an addict does not work, they will scheme, scam, lie, and steal to stay high. The actions of those two have proven that point. I'm not trying to offend anyone but I am not interested in helping them, they need to help themselves preferably some where that I don't have to see it.
LAKETAJO December 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Live it as a caring responsible parent, Then make your comments...Absolutely tough love but you have to get there. The whole thing is a process. When your child that you raised to be respectful and honest goes down this horrendous road, the road of this deadly disease then you can speak of what you know. Definitely all should speak up and not be afraid to 'offend' someone or 'omg what will the neighbors say' who cares, by doing so your child can be SAVED. It's a long hard path to go down but You Must do it. Parents don't stick your heads in the sand. And those of you who point fingers with your raw language I pray that you never have to watch a loved one go through this .... remember ..Never Say Never. BTW "Crack" & "Roc" really necessary to choose these names?
Crack December 31, 2012 at 05:33 AM
Laketajo, good eye! Your offended? Its 2 words & a very funny ironic coincidence, loosen up! And what makes you think I haven't been through it with a loved one? Don't assume! U know the expression! I've been speaking from real life experiences this whole time wit people near & dear, NOT from what I read, heard or assumed And I prefer the word Real, not raw! Process? Is that what u call it? Its actually hell and u wouldn't want the devil in ur home or your block! Lastly, don't compare a loved one to a neighbor who is not my problem! If I attached a heavy heart to every drug addict thats close then I'd have to call myself a drug counselor or god & I'm neither! Just a mom protecting her nest! I'm intelligent enough to know what situations I'm powerless over & which situations fall into the my business category! If someone puts my babies in harms way, Im going to care about 1 thing, my babies! Some may say this type of talk is ignorant or "raw", I call those people weak, clueless, scared and sheltered! Welcome to the world, fight or flight! Not pretty sometimes & only the strong survive! Hide in the house, pretend it ain't so or listen to what sounds harsh and learn something! 1 more thing, I never said this isn't sad, however, crying about the poor kids & the poor mom ain't helping no one and if the roles were reversed I say exactly the same damn thing! So laketajo-LISTEN, it's raw and scary i know but it's real and that box of Kleenex your gripping ain't saving any lives!
LAKETAJO January 02, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Not offended at all...not at all weak or clueless...walk in another's shoes...Check your reading comprehension...understand what someone else has to say...You have Soooooo many words, I hope you never have to eat them. Funny how you chose the word 'ignorant'. I truly wish the best to you and your babies.....Live your Life.
Crack January 03, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Likewise, Happy new year! I'm over this! ;)
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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