A 25-year-old Southold man told police the Flanders drug dealer who he let borrow his mother’s car to pay off a drug debt never returned the vehicle, according to a Southold Town police report.
Police questioned the man after his 60-year-old mother filed a police report last Sunday stating that the woman watching her home while she was out of town told her the car was missing. She said she suspected her son might have sold the car to support his drug habit, according to the report.
The son, who has since been taken to a local detox center, told police the dealer promised to return the car but has not yet done so.
Detectives are attempting to locate the man in possession of the car and return it to its owner, according to the report. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.