MINEOLA, N.Y. — Authorities on Long Island say 17 people are facing charges for their role in a cocaine and heroin ring that operated in Nassau County.

Several of the suspects charged in the indictment appeared in court in Mineola Tuesday morning, all of them entering not guilty pleas. Newsday reports the suspects face a number of charges stemming from the alleged drug conspiracy in operation from May 2016 to last month.

Prosecutors say the investigation used extensive electronic eavesdropping to uncover the ring, and that the conspiracy has connections to Maryland and Syracuse, New York.

A spokesman for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office says more details will be provided at a news conference Wednesday.

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