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07/28/14 2:33pm

SH_CopsA Calverton woman showed up for her probation meeting carrying drugs, and now faces additional charges, according to Southampton Town Police.

Sheila Amodeo, 41, had reported to the Suffolk County Probation Office at the county center for a scheduled visit when a search — as required due to her probation — turned up three bags of white powder, numerous empty wrappers and a small straw that were in her purse, according to police.

Ms. Amodeo admitted to it being heroin, police said.

She was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance July 22 on Center Drive South in Riverside.

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07/27/14 4:48pm

A 40-year-old Riverhead woman was arrested Sunday by Southampton Town police on a bench warrant for failure to pay a fine in connection with a prior drug possession charge, according to a press release.

Melody Pampena was arrested at around 1:45 a.m. in Riverside after she was caught on an active bench warrant issued by Southampton Town Justice Court for failing to pay a fine for a seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge, police said.

Ms. Pampena was held at police headquarters for arraignment.

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07/27/14 9:41am

A Wading River man was arrested on drunken driving charges Saturday after he was caught in front of Southampton Town police headquarters driving erratically with his daughter in the car, according to a police press release.

Keith Lynch, 46, of Wading River was driving on Old Riverhead Road in Southampton at around 10:30 p.m. when police observed him crossing over the double-yellow line, Southampton Town police said.

After he was pulled over, police found him to be intoxicated and driving with his 14-year-old daughter, officials said.

Mr. Lynch was charged with DWI Leandra’s Law, endangering the welfare of a child and held for morning arraignment, police said.

Child protective services was also notified and his vehicle was impounded, officials said.