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05/06/18 5:00am

A Riverhead man was caught with a loaded pistol in the trunk of his car Saturday night after he was stopped on Cross River Drive in Riverside, according to Southampton Town police. 

Michael Gilbert, 24, was stopped for an equipment violation and police searched his vehicle after detecting the smell of marijuana, officials said. 

A search revealed a loaded .22-caliber semiautomatic pistol in the trunk. It was also discovered that Mr. Gilbert was driving with a suspended license, police said. 

Mr. Gilbert was charged with felony second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and a violation, police said. READ

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05/05/18 5:00am

Riverhead Town police arrested a Flanders resident for marijuana possession in Riverhead Saturday.

Rower Hernandez-Xajap, 19, was seen smoking “in a manner typical of persons smoking crack cocaine from a glass tube or persons smoking marijuana from a pipe,” police said. When police approached him around 7:25 p.m. he was standing near a rock in Grangebel Park and smelled of burnt marijuana, police said. He was found in possession of a glass pipe and a small amount of marijuana and admitted to recently smoking marijuana, officials said. 

He was charged with misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and a violation. READ