Following the interviews, authorities searched Hickox’s home where they found 168 grams of fentanyl, 17 grams of cocaine, three shoe boxes with approximately $100,000 in cash, a safe with $76,000 in cash, and three, 1 kg bricks of benzocaine.

Authorities also searched Hickox’s Nassau County Sheriff’s Office personnel office where they found 300-400 various-colored ecstasy tablets in the shape of miniature grenades.

According to the criminal complaint, Hickox possessed with intent to distribute cocaine, MDMA, and 40 grams or more of fentanyl. He has been employed with the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years and served as a former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force Officer from March 2014 through September 2022.