A Brooklyn EMT was released without bail today after he and his girlfriend were busted for allegedly dealing heroin and pain pills.
Joseph Meyer, 25, an EMT with the Fire Department, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Saturday and charged with multiple counts of drug sale and possession charges, with prosecutors alleging he sold heroin four times and Oxycontin one time. Meyer and his girlfriend, 33-year-old former substitute teacher Lisa Testa, allegedly sold undercover cops illegal drugs nearly a dozen times, as part of a sting operation that had been underway since December 2013.
Both Testa, who served briefly as a substitute teacher in 2008, and Meyer were arrested on Thursday. Meyer, who has been working for the FDNY, has been suspended for 30 days without pay. Testa, who lives in Bensonhurst, was arraigned Friday night and ordered held on $15,000 bail; her mother told the Daily News she's been begging her daughter to go to rehab. "It’s not her personality to sell drugs. Maybe to take it, but not to sell it,” she told the tabloid. “If by some chance she was dealing, it couldn’t have been more than $100 worth of stuff.”
Meyer, who was held overnight, was released into his parents' custody without bail today. His mother is a lieutenant with the NYPD and his father is a lieutenant with the FDNY.