Police: Riverhead men arrested after meth is found during traffic stop

Two Riverhead men, each with a history of drug arrests, were nabbed again on drug charges last week after police found they were in possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Flanders, state police said.

State troopers initially stopped Quayshawn Kelly, 22, and Marcus Belcher, 22, on Flanders Road last Thursday for “vehicle and traffic infractions,” before locating the drugs, according to a police statement.

Both were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and released.

Mr. Kelly had been arrested in 2011 for allegedly fleeing police during a traffic stop on East Main Street in Riverhead, according to previously published reports. Those charges were dismissed from town court after he was indicted by a higher court, town court officials said. An update on that case was not immediately available.

Mr. Blecher was one of eight Riverhead residents who were arrested as part of a Horton Avenue drug bust last October, Riverhead Town police said at the time. He was charged with a slew of drugs charges, including three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.

An update on the status of his case was not made available, as the record has been sealed, town court officials said.

He had also pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of marijuana in March 2010, with several charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance dismissed, according to a Justice Court report. He was sentenced to pay a $225 fine, according to the report.

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