A former NYPD cop and his teaching assistant wife have been arrest in Long Island, after police say the couple have been running a drug dealing operation across the street from a school.
Kenneth Riggio, 59, and his wife, Faith Riggio, 53, were arrested on Tuesday night after a team of Nassau County police officers descended on their North Merrick home, following a series tip-offs.
Inside, authorities found 200 oxycodone pills, as well as a stash of cocaine, heroin, Xanax and over $146,000 in cash.
They also found an $85,000 cashier's check, a switchblade, envelopes and scales.
Kenneth Riggio (left), 59, and his wife, Faith Riggio (right), 53, were arrested on Tuesday night after a series of tip-offs led police to raid their home
Inside, authorities found 200 oxycodone pills, as well as a stash of cocaine, heroin, Xanax and over $146,000 in cash (pictured)
'We went through the house recovering, as you just heard, $146,000 in cash that was lined up and in certain packages, obviously money that was received from the sale of narcotics,' Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder said at a news conference on Thursday.
'The alarming part was that it was done across the street from a daycare center, the Bellmore-Merrick administrative building and an alternative learning school where kids attended daily.'
Kenneth served with the NYPD for four years, before being dismissed in 1985 for 'unknown' reasons.
Since leaving the force, authorities say