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Southampton Blotter: LSD, cocaine found during traffic stop

02/18/2018 5:59 AM |

A Pennsylvania man was arrested on multiple drug possession offenses, including one felony charge, after a traffic stop on Flanders Road near Vail Avenue in Riverside late Friday, according to Southampton Town police. 

Blaise Sava, 19, of Monaca, Pa., was stopped for a traffic violation, police said. Police searched the vehicle and found LSD tablets, a tablet of Vyvanse and powdered cocaine in a plastic baggie, police said. He was also found to be impaired, police said.

Mr. Sava was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said. He was also charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and three violations, according to police.

Mr. Sava was transported to police headquarters and held for morning arraignment, police said.

• A homeless man was arrested after a struggle with police last Thursday in Riverside, according to authorities.

Jamar Newkirk, 22, was approached by police in a “drug prone area” on Pine Street to be interviewed and investigated for a possible warrant after he was observed acting in a suspicious manner, police said. When an officer grabbed his hand so he would not leave Mr. Newkirk allegedly shoved the officer and resisted arrest in doing so, officials said.

After a brief struggle, Mr. Newkirk was brought to the ground, subdued and placed in handcuffs, police said. Police searched him and found Mr. Newkirk was carrying a glass pipe containing a small quantity of crack cocaine, authorities said.

Mr. Newkirk was charged with resisting arrest, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two violations, police said.

• Sharee Jones, 26, of Mastic Beach was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop on Center Drive near Lake Avenue in Northampton, police said.

Ms. Jones was stopped for two traffic violations when police found two plastic baggies containing powder cocaine in her handbag, according to officials.

• Oscar Navarette, 35, of Mastic Beach was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle Saturday after police found he was driving with a suspended license during a traffic stop on Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside, officials said.

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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