Cops: Calverton man found with crack, PCP & hydrocodone

04/28/2011 11:26 AM |

A Calverton man was arrested Wednesday after police stopped him for driving without wearing seat belt and then found a cornucopia of drugs in the car, Southampton Town Police said.

Joe Coffey, 48, was stopped near the intersection of Old Quogue Road and Flanders road in Riverside about 12 p.m. when he gave what police soon found was a fake name. He was also found to be driving with a suspended license, police said.

A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up crack cocaine, PCP and hydrocodone tablets, authorities said.

He was charged with criminal impersonation, five counts of criminal possession of controlled substance in varying degrees and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, officials said.

He was being held overnight as he awaited an appearance in Southampton Town Justice Court.

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