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Riverhead man arrested in Doctors Path drug bust held on bail


A Riverhead man arrested for drugs possession during an East End Drugs Task Force raid was held on bail after he was arraigned in Riverhead Town court Wednesday morning.

Rakeem Miles, 23, is being held on $250,000 bail set by Judge Richard Ehlers. A Suffolk County assistant district attorney told the court Mr. Miles currently has an open felony case, though additional information about that case wasn’t immediately available.

The defendant will be represented by attorney Christopher Brocato, who was not in court with him on Wednesday. Mr. Miles did not enter a formal plea to the charges against him.

Mr. Miles was arrested Tuesday evening when the East End Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 641 Doctors Path, Apt. 33 with the help of Riverhead Town police after an investigation into drug sales at the apartment, police said.

Rakeem Miles was arrested on multiple drug charges after police recovered crack cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia including scales and packaging material in the raid, according to a police news release.

He was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession, a felony, and one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, also a felony, police said. He also faces two misdemeanor charges for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, police said.

It was his second arrest in the past three months, according to Riverhead Town police.

Mr. Miles was one of two people arrested earlier this year on two counts of intent to sell heroin and cocaine, according to a prior article in the News-Review. He pled not guilty to those charges on Sept. 24 and is due back in court Dec. 7, according to online court documents.

Photo Credit: Rakeem Miles (Credit: Riverhead police)