Blotter: East End Drug Task Force nabs four men

06/28/2012 8:00 AM |

Four men, including Riverhead and Calverton residents, were arrested last week as part of an ongoing East End Drugs Task Force investigation last week, according to police reports.

Alan Minter, 35, of Calverton was arrested last Thursday and charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, Riverhead police said.

Three other men were arrested and charged with second-degree conspiracy that same week. Christopher Magee, 38, of Riverhead was arrested June 20, and both Terrell Bethel, 45, of Mastic Beach and Clinton Holmes, 50, of Bellport were arrested last Friday, officials said.

All four were processed and taken to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office to be held for arraignment, according to several police reports.

Mr. Magee was arrested in 2008 as part of a prior East End Drug Task Force investigation that busted an alleged cocaine trafficking ring. He was charged with second-degree conspiracy, according to previous reports.

Bob Clifford, a spokesperson with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, declined to comment on the arrests, citing an ongoing investigation.

• Oscar Hernandez-Sucup was arrested on Peconic Avenue and charged with aggravated DWI, police reports read. He was processed and held for arraignment.

• An unknown person took cash and fruit from a Sound Avenue farm stand last Friday, police said. The person entered two buildings at the farm and removed $840 and a pint of raspberries, according to a police report. Police are investigating.

• Four 2-inch thick granite slabs on an East Main Street stairwell were damaged last Thursday morning, causing more than $1,000 in damage, police said. The 4 X 1-foot slabs of beige granite were attached to an exterior stairwell near shops and were damaged “by unknown means,” according to a police report. The damage is estimated to cost about $1,200.

• A Riverhead man was arrested June 17 on drunk driving charges in Ridge, Suffolk County police said.

Jorge Borchoy, 26, was westbound near the intersection of Route 25 and Woodlot Road at around 11:50 p.m. when he failed to travel within a lane, officials said. Mr. Borchoy was charged with DWI, officials said.

• An East Shoreham resident reported June 21 that the rear window of a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was damaged, county police said. The resident alleged the incident took place on Bradley Drive between 1 a.m. and 11 p.m., officials said. No arrests have been made.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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