Southampton Blotter: Greenport man caught with crack cocaine

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A traffic stop led to a drug arrest for one Greenport man earlier this month, Southampton Town police said.

Terrence Smith, 34, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance May 18 on Lake Avenue in Northampton, police said. He was pulled over a for a traffic violation and found to be in possession of crack cocaine, they said. 

• A Miller Place man was found with cocaine in his car following a traffic stop on Flanders Road, police said.

Philip Kulina, 44, was stopped for a traffic infraction near the intersection of Montauk Highway and Flanders Road around 9:30 p.m. Sunday in Hampton Bays, police said. Authorities said he was “nervous and jerky” and appeared to be trying to hide something near the front passenger seat.

After opening the passenger side door of the car, a $100 bill was observed on the floor folded in a manner consistent with drug packaging, police said. A quantity of cocaine was also found.

Mr. Kulina was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

• A Brooklyn man was arrested for driving while impaired by drugs after he was observed driving on the road shoulder in Flanders, according to police.

Christian Camacho, 21, was driving south on Flanders Road near Spinney Road just before midnight Friday when he failed to stay in his lane and drove onto the road’s shoulder, according to police.

After being pulled over by an officer, the smell of marijuana was detected from the car and Mr. Camacho performed poorly on roadside sobriety tests, according to police, who said they also found marijuana in the car.

Mr. Camacho was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving on the shoulder and moving from a lane unsafely, police said.

• A Riverside man observed driving in the wrong lane with a headlight out was charged with DWI early Sunday morning, Southampton Town police said.

Elmer Leonor-Pena, 34, was stopped on County Road 104 shortly after 1 a.m. He was also found to be driving without a license, police said.

• A Hampton Bays woman reported May 14 that someone stole her credit card from her purse while she was working at the Riverside McDonald’s and used it to make $260.53 worth of purchases at a number of stores in the area, police said.

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.