Police: Calverton woman arrested on weapons charge

A Calverton woman was arrested after police observed a set of metal knuckles in her car during a routine traffic stop, Southampton Town Police said.

Tania Copenhaver, 39, was pulled over on County Road 39 in Southampton shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday.

She was charged with third-degree possession of a criminal weapon.

Ms. Copenhaver was arrested last year, again after a traffic stop, for allegedly dealing drugs.

She was found last February to possess cocaine and PCP, police said. That arrest actually punctuated a weeks-long drug investigation that included surveillance, during which investigators had observed Ms. Copenhaver dealing PCP and cocaine, police said.

Ms. Copenhaver is due back in court March 21 on the previous arrest.