Police also raided a Northampton home in Friday drug sweep

11/10/2014 1:11 PM |
Cops executed a search warrant at this Pine Court property in Northampton on Friday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Cops executed a search warrant at this Pine Court property in Northampton on Friday. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A third East End Drug Task Force raid Friday netted two arrests on felony drug sales and possession charges in Northampton, according to a Southampton Town police report.

The search warrant was executed at a property on Pine Court at 6:20 a.m., only a few minutes after authorities searched two other properties in Riverhead on Doctors Path and Union Avenue and arrested six people.

The three search warrants came two day after another property in Riverhead was also searched by members of several police agencies working with the task force.Authorities have not yet said whether the four all raids were related, though a police report out of Southampton Town states the Northampton arrests came as the result of a “long term investigation.”

Southampton Town police declined to provide further details about the investigations, referring all questions to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.





The DA’s spokesperson could not be reached for comment.

Police said Romaine Hopkins, 32, of Northampton and Quandol Lewis, 29, of Riverhead were taken into custody after the Northampton property was searched.

According to a police report, the investigation found that Mr. Hopkins had “[sold] narcotics in the Town of Southampton an elsewhere.”

Mr. Hopkins was charged with felony criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor, according to the police report.

Mr. Lewis was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance. Both men were arraigned in Southampton Town court, authorities said.

Mr. Hopkins was held in county jail without bail, while Mr. Lewis is being held on $5,000 bail, a jail clerk said.

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