Cops: Riverhead woman arrested on bench warrant

A 40-year-old Riverhead woman was arrested Sunday by Southampton Town police on a bench warrant for failure to pay a fine in connection with a prior drug possession charge, according to a press release.

Melody Pampena was arrested at around 1:45 a.m. in Riverside after she was caught on an active bench warrant issued by Southampton Town Justice Court for failing to pay a fine for a seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance charge, police said.

Ms. Pampena was held at police headquarters for arraignment.