LI high school football coach indicted in alleged drug trafficking ring

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/WCBS 880) -- A Long Island football coach along with 11 others were indicted in an alleged drug trafficking ring on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Kito Lockwood, 49, was the longtime coach of the Malverne Mules.

The Nassau County district attorney has been investigating the alleged South Shore drug ring for the past nine months.

“We recovered more than eight pounds of cocaine and nearly half a kilogram of fentanyl, as well as an assault weapon, a ghost gun, and multiple high-capacity magazines,” District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly said.

Lockwood, unlike others listed in the indictment, was not charged with conspiracy. He entered a not guilty plea to three charges of both firearm possession and weapon possession.

While some named in the indictment risk life sentences, Lockwood faces a potential maximum of seven years in prison.

All defendants are set to reappear in court on Oct. 26.

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