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Nassau County Jail guard arrested on drug charges

Posted: 5:53 PM, Aug 12, 2014
Updated: 2014-08-12 17:53:02-04
Lanigan has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

Lanigan has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island correction officer has been fired after prosecutors say he possessed amphetamines with the intention of selling them.

Daniel Lanigan was arraigned Tuesday on charges of two counts of drug possession, one as a felony and a second as a misdemeanor. The felony count alleges he possessed Adderall with the intent to sell.

Lanigan worked at the Nassau County jail since 2009. He was fired following his arrest.

Prosecutors did not say where Lanigan intended to sell the drugs. A press release noted he was arrested in Levittown two hours prior to the start of his shift in nearby East Meadow.

Prosecutors say he allegedly bought 10 pills.

Lanigan’s attorney did not immediately return a telephone call for comment.

Prosecutors say the investigation is ongoing.