At the start of Tuesday’s press conference in Riverhead announcing the results of a major East End drug investigation, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota stressed that the arrests that have already been made represent merely the beginning of what is to come.
Fourteen individuals were behind bars, he said, and 40 more will soon follow. (more…)
Last Sunday, police said Leann Dallas was arrested by Southampton Town police after she allegedly damaged someone else’s car intentionally in Flanders.
Exactly one week later, town police arrested the Seaford woman again, this time on a charge of driving while ability impaired by drugs along Flanders Road, according to a police press release. READ
Four people were arrested Saturday at Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office DWI Task Force checkpoints set up throughout Riverhead Town. READ
An unlicensed Nassau County man was arrested on a drugged driving charge late Sunday morning after he crashed a vehicle into Sergio’s Pizza on Route 58 in Riverhead and fled the scene, town police said. READ
A North Fork native — a “good kid” and an accomplished athlete, said Mattituck High School principal Shawn Petretti — played lacrosse at the high school level and went on to play for a college out of state.
When he left New York, though, he ran into a college culture of painkiller drug abuse that was inescapable, recalled Mr. Petretti Monday night.
A West Babylon man was arrested on drug charges early Sunday morning after he was observed throwing a crack pipe out of a car window in Flanders, Southampton Town police said. READ
An East Quogue man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday following a crash in which he struck a police vehicle and had to be treated at the scene with an opioid overdose reversal drug, Riverhead Town police said. READ
As people continued to file into the main room at the American Legion hall in Mattituck, chairs were pulled out of closets and taken from against the wall to accommodate the large turnout.