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Two Long Island men found with heroin while children left unattended

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NORTH MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. — Two men have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after police found them getting ready to shoot heroin in a Long Island parking lot while two children belonging to one of them were left unattended nearby.

Police arrived at the parking lot of Broadway Gourmet Bagel & Deli at 893 N. Broadway in North Massapequa around 1 p.m. Tuesday, to respond to a call of two children throwing rocks at passing cars.

Officers then discovered the two children, 6 and 8-years-old, were standing unattended behind a parked minivan.

Upon further inspection, police then found the children's father, Daniel Bosco, 40, sitting in the front passenger seat of the van and Daniel Barberis, 40, preparing to shoot what is thought to have been heroin into Bosco's right foot, according to Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun.

Both men were arrested. Bosco was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Barberis was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument.

Both men are expected to be arraigned Wednesday.