Flanders man arrested for selling cocaine in Southampton

A Flanders man was arrested for allegedly selling drugs at a bar in Southampton, Southampton Town Police said.

Maurice Richardson, 26, of Riverside Avenue, Flanders, whom police say is also known as “Cuppy”, was observed selling cocaine at area bars over the course of an investigation by the department’s Street Crime Unit including two separate occasions when he sold the drug to an undercover police officer at Southampton Publick House.

At the time of his arrest Richardson was found in possession of 10 individually packaged gram bags of cocaine, which police said he intended to distribute at local bars and clubs.

Mr. Richardson was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one count of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, all felonies, according to police.

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This post was originally published Oct. 23, 2010

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