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Boy Scout leader sold heroin from his home

By Emily Lewis 1:28 PM January 31, 2018
Kevin Saunders

A Boy Scout leader betrayed the trusts of parents and kids by selling heroin from his home, according to police in New York.

The New York Police Department said that they have arrested Alan Soler, 44, and Kevin Saunders, 25, both from Staten Island, following an investigation as to why people in their neighborhood were overdosing on heroin.

Both suspects were charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of narcotic drugs, reckless endangerment, failure to register a weapon, and acting in a manner injurious to a person under 17-years-old.

They were booked into jail and bail has been set at $25,000 each.

According to the police investigation, Saunders was the leader of Boy Scout troop in Staten Island.

Over the past several months, police noticed a sharp increase in heroin overdoses on Staten Island.

The Staten Island Heroin Overdose Task Force launched an investigation, which led them to the home of Saunders and his uncle Soler.

Police raided the home and found a large amount of heroin, scales, baggies, and firearms.

There were three children under the age of 12 in the home during the police raid.

No injuries were reported.

Investigators believe that Saunders and Soler were dealing heroin in the neighborhood.