NORTH MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. – Nassau County authorities arrested a man and his acquaintance after officers allegedly found them in possession of heroin and apparently about to inject themselves with the drug near his two young sons, police said.
Police say officers were responding to the parking lot of 893 N. Broadway for a report of two juveniles throwing rocks at passing cars. Upon arrival, they found two boys, ages 6 and 8, standing near a parked van. The children’s father, Daniel P. Bosco, 40, was sitting in the front passenger seat of the parked van with the door open and Daniel J. Barberis, 40, standing in front of him, preparing to inject him with heroin, according to police.
The officers put both men under arrest and the children were left in the custody of a family member, police said.
Bosco and Barberis were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument, police said. Bosco also faces two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
They will be arraigned on Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.