Cops: Man used son as drug lookout

04/29/2010 12:00 AM |

A Riverhead man used his son as a lookout for his drug dealing business, according to Southampton Town Police.

Mohammed Proctor, 33, of Riverleigh Avenue in Riverside was charged with third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon last Wednesday at his home.

Officers executed a search warrant at Mr. Proctor’s address following a lengthy investigation that revealed he was selling crack cocaine and marijuana from his house, according to police.

In addition, police said, Mr. Proctor was using his 16-year-old son as a lookout while he conducted the drug deals. His 2-year-old daughter also resided in the home, police said.

The search turned up more than 11 grams of crack cocaine, 16 grams of marijuana, several Vicodin pills, a drug scale, packaging material, an electronic stun gun and about $7,000 in cash, according to police.

* Police used pepper spray to subdue a Riverhead man who they say was high on drugs and “highly agitated.”

Willie Bryant, 29, of Pine Street in Riverside was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest last Tuesday night at Flanders Road and Old Quogue Road in Riverside.

Mr. Bryant was being interviewed by an officer in reference to what police termed a “suspicious incident” when he became highly agitated and walked into the roadway, forcing traffic to slow down to avoid him, police said. Mr. Bryant was ordered repeatedly to get out of the roadway and was told he was under arrest and to put his hands behind his back, police said. That’s when he became irate and yelled an obscenity, telling the officer, “You’re not touching me,” according to police. He also clenched his teeth and pounded his chest before an officer sprayed him with pepper spray, according to police.

Officers determined that Mr. Bryant was under the influence of drugs and in possession of marijuana, according to police, who also charged him with appearing in public under the influence of narcotics or a drug other than alcohol, according to police.

* Two arrest warrants and some crack cocaine led to the arrest of a Riverhead man, according to Southampton Town Police.

Alfred Cowell, 30, of Hamilton Avenue in Riverhead was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance April 11 on West Main Street in Riverhead. Mr. Cowell, who was known to be the subject of an active arrest warrant from Southold Town, was seen leaving the Budget Host Inn in a vehicle. After an officer pulled him over, the officer determined that there was another warrant for Mr. Cowell’s arrest issued by Suffolk County Police, and when he was searched following his arrest, the officer found that he had crack cocaine in his possession, according to police.

* Akash Pamphalmisser, 26, of Cedar Avenue in Riverhead was charged with petit larceny last Wednesday night at the Sunoco gas station on County Road 39 in Southampton. The station’s manager told police that Mr. Pamphalmisser, who was an employee of the station, was stealing money from the cash register. Detecives conducted an investigation and confirmed that Mr. Pamphalmisser had stolen money from his employer, according to police. A police report indicated that Mr. Pamphalmisser was caught on video by a surveillance camera selling a $6 item for five cents, according to police.

* A 40-year-old Riverhead man reported that someone pulled up to him in a grey vehicle on April 13 on Private Road in Riverside, started yelling at him and then threw two rocks through the driver’s and passenger’s side windows of the victim’s car before getting back in his car and heading in the direction of Riverhead, according to police.

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.