Scorsese Nephew Arrested on Heroin Charges

A nephew of legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese was arrested last week on drug related allegations.

39 year-old Frank Scorsese, who is the son of Martin Scorsese's brother, allegedly sold heroin to undercover cops who were conducting antidrug operations in Staten Island at the time. Police say that Scorsese sold them the drugs on at least three separate instances within the month of April. He is accused of selling approximately $600 worth of heroin over the three encounters.

Also arrested in connection with the drug sales were 55 year-old John Santillo and his 57 year-old wife Lori. Police raided Santillo's body shop, where they allegedly recovered approximately 72 envelopes of heroin. Upon searching Santillo's home, police say that they recovered an additional 272 envelopes of heroin, as well as prescription drug Alprazolam, and firearms.

Frank Scorsese, who was recently released from jail after serving 30 days on a weapons possession charge, was charged with multiple drug related counts and held on $50,000 bail. John Santillo was held on $76,000 bail, while Lori Santillo was held on $10,000 bail.

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