Police Arrest Four, Seize Over $100,000 in Narcotics and Loan Sharking Raid in West End

Long Beach home turned into crime scene Monday morning.

A West End resident and three fellow Long Island men were arrested in a drug- and loan sharking-related enterprises in Long Beach Monday morning.

According to a Long Beach Police Department press release, Brian O’Neill, 51, of Minnesota Avenue; Arthur Corso, 48; and John Amabile, both of Island Park; and Richard Gould, 42, of Baldwin were arrested Nov. 7.

While their charges were not listed on the press release, the LBPD, the release stated, “in conjunction with the Nassau County Police Department, the Nassau County District Attorney's Office, and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) conducted a lengthy narcotics and loan sharking enterprise investigation that culminated with the arrests of O'Neill, Corso and Gould. During the course of investigation three automobiles and over $100,000 in United States Currency were seized.”

The defendants will be arraigned in Long Beach City Court on Nov. 8.

Deputy Inspector Bruce Meyer, the LBPD’s public information officer, was unavaibale for further comment Monday.

Lola November 09, 2011 at 02:43 AM
Just because one O'Neill has done something doesn't mean you can attack all of them! His children aren't bad kids I've known his son for many many years. And as for the other O'Neill family they are the most kind hearted people you will even meet! Yea every one knows who Brian is an what he does and I'm not saying he should get away with it but if u know him personally like I do ( for 17 years now) you wouldnt call him or his family scum bags ! I can't believe how some of you people are acting ! And to bad mouth his children is riduclous you guys are the scum bags ! His family is a great family ! Would do anything for you! One bad seed doesn't make a bad family
Sonny November 09, 2011 at 03:18 AM
The guy is a joke he's fifty years old walks around like tough guy with a huge gut!! He kickbacks information not money!! Lol
Sonny November 09, 2011 at 03:36 AM
Dakota is a nice kid hunter is his father to a tee
youdontneedtoknow November 09, 2011 at 03:42 AM
just bc ur like ur father doesnt mean youll follow in his footsteps
Sonny November 09, 2011 at 03:42 AM
If there was a gun found the Feds will pick the case up
Ann November 09, 2011 at 03:43 AM
it's disgusting that you're going to sit there and talk about someones kids. they have nothing to do with this. and obviously you don't know his son that well if you're making a comment like that.
Sonny November 09, 2011 at 03:44 AM
Ur right but the odds are he will
youdontneedtoknow November 09, 2011 at 03:50 AM
no shes right
Ann November 09, 2011 at 03:55 AM
there's no reason that someones children should be brought into these comments. it's absolutely disgusting that people think that's acceptable.
youdontneedtoknow November 09, 2011 at 03:56 AM
what is he selling pot to teenagers...ur saying
youdontneedtoknow November 09, 2011 at 04:00 AM
if u were a reall man or women you should go to his door and tell him to his face because all ur doing is hiding behind a computer
mick November 09, 2011 at 04:09 AM
he had his arraignment bailed out .now comes the heavy stuff federal indictment will b raining down on him .he is going up north .
Kimberly Braga November 09, 2011 at 04:10 AM
I agree with you Elena. Think of how all of this is effecting the families of these people, their children especially. Sure you can say that what these guys did is wrong, of course, but it doesn't change that their children can be reading all these comments, and they don't deserve this they didn't commit or participate in these crimes.
LI Resistance November 09, 2011 at 04:29 AM
Who created the DEA?
ONeill November 09, 2011 at 04:45 AM
sonny you got a loud mouth for someone on a website. id love to see you in person.
Billy November 09, 2011 at 04:50 AM
I know and have worked in the tree lot with him, he is a kind man who cares about others and loves life. You are all jealous of people who are happy because you are all miserable people as shown by your closet commenting on a website. I have a disability and i have never been able to walk, He always took care of me, he gave me a job at the tree lot, bought me food, and was always kind. Im sure you call me a dirtbag too, oh its that drug dealor in the wheelchair. You all make me sick, i hope you all rot.
Ann November 09, 2011 at 04:59 AM
apparently, drugs and a gun were seized at a different arrest that took place days before. there were none found in this one. yet a gun was pointed at the kids by the officers.
Ann November 09, 2011 at 05:04 AM
I have known him since he was a baby so don't sit behind your computer and talk crap about people.
Ann November 09, 2011 at 05:06 AM
@robert tralonas, get a life and just stop. you're making this all personal attacks but you would probably never say anything to any of the O'Neills.
nicole November 09, 2011 at 05:06 AM
i am so disgusted with all the comments on this article. you are all so tough hiding behind computer screens talking crap. please get a life & leave the family out of this! its not right!
robert tralonas November 09, 2011 at 05:21 AM
if people need to come from rockaway to long beach to buy drugs we should all pack up and move think for a min lloyd
robert tralonas November 09, 2011 at 05:22 AM
if you live in the west end it is our business
Ann November 09, 2011 at 05:27 AM
do you think we should harrass your family for your asinine comments?
Lola November 09, 2011 at 08:16 AM
You guys are riduclous Hunter might be his dad but he is a great kid what son doesn't look up to their dad ! Hunter is a smart kid he knows right from wrong he looks up to his dad for the right things . Brian isn't just some drug dealing loan shark he has a caring side for people that truly know him they will also tell you that ! You are disgusting people attacking his innocent children !
Ronnie Liss October 24, 2012 at 09:37 AM
Brian, it's ronnie, murray's son. heard what's going on. want to wish you the best of luck with this nonsense. dont let these morons get to you. they dont know nothing about nothing anyway. best of luck to you and yours.
Candygram for Mongo October 24, 2012 at 10:07 AM
Good point. People should mind their bizness - they don't know nuttin. Drug dealing and loan sharking - what's the big deal?
Bikerider January 16, 2013 at 09:35 AM
all the people that are sticking up for him must buy weed from that scum bag,it`s true the kids don`t have anything to do with the arrest but i wouldn`t put it past that scum bag that he has his son selling weed joints at school like he did with his crew back in the day. He`s a rat and has been for yrs that why he hasn`t done long streach`s in jail just ask joe boy.He try`s to cover with the nice guy act with the tree`s at christmass but if you owe him money he would go after your mother, i know this scum bag since grade school and use to sell him weed so i know what i`m talking about, he never worked a day in his life, oh sorry maybe delivery flowers for his brother, if he was on the up and up how come all the house`s he has are not in his name? How come yrs ago when he got popped and was hiding out he left his wife sitting in jail? i`m sure she didn`t forget and rumor has it she might give up info on him. Leave the kids out of it but don`t ignore what he is all about. If any one wants to talk to me go surfing in silver point!
Nor February 12, 2013 at 11:51 AM
selling weed to those who want it, providing loans to those who want them. Marijuana will be legal soon and the banks need to start loaning again! Bad guy? Question authority!
Eddie February 12, 2013 at 01:51 PM
Sure, breaking laws is okay as long as you benefit, right? This mentality makes a neighborhood into a hell hole.
Joe DiGorga October 31, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Brian is a friend and neighbor, its all bullshit. He's a good guy. All nonsense. Ever hear how much you should believe what you read?


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