Couple arrested, accused of selling drugs with toddler in tow

ELMONT, N.Y. -- A 52-year-old Elmont man was arrested twice, accused of selling heroin while holding his 3-year-old son in his arms.

His wife also was charged with drug related offenses.

According to the Nassau County Police Department, Eric Boesenberg, 52, of Elmont, sold heroin in Valley Stream four times. During two of these transactions, all of which occurred in September and October, the defendant was holding his son, 3, in his arms.

On Sept. 30, Giovanna Panza, 38, of Elmont, sold crack cocaine in front of her home, police said.

On Wednesday, detectives arrested both defendants at home. At the time of his arrest, Boesenberg had heroin and suboxone with him. Their 3-year-old son is being cared for by a family member.

Boesenberg is being charged with four counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, three counts of criminal possession controlled substance in the third degree, two counts criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and two counts of unlawful dealing with child.

Panza is being charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, police said.

Both defendants were scheduled for arraignment on Thursday in Hempstead.







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