Lomma crane operator’s son nabbed in Staten Island heroin bust

March 26, 2013 01:30PM

James Lomma, Jr., the 22-year-old son of crane company owner James Lomma, was busted yesterday for heroin possession, the New York Post reported. Lomma, Jr. pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of drug possession and awaits a May 7 sentencing.

The arrest happened on Staten Island, where he was carrying 25 $10 bags of heroin, called “decks,” according to court documents cited by the Post. He also had brass knuckles — weapons used in hand-to-hand fighting — on him. This marks his second drug arrest in six months.

“I need to change my lifestyle,” he told police, the Post said. “I thought brass knuckles were legal.”

The elder Lomma also made headlines when a crane operated by his company, New York Crane and Equipment Corporation, collapsed in 2008 at the site of the Azure condominium on the Upper East Side, killing two. He was acquitted of all charges last spring.

News came yesterday regarding another heroin-related arrest, that of real estate magnate Peter Kalikow’s daughter. Kathryn Kalikow, along with her boyfriend, allegedly attempted to pedal heroin on Craigslist. [NYP]Zachary Kussin