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Cops: Riverhead man caught with switchblade, marijuana

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A 38-year-old man was arrested Thursday on weapon and drug charges in Riverside, Southampton Town police said.

Milson Velasquez of Riverhead was the passenger in a vehicle traveling on Pine Street near Riverleigh Avenue when police stopped the vehicle shortly after 6:30 p.m., officials said.

During the investigation, police found Mr. Velasquez was in possession of a switchblade knife and marijuana, officials said.

He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.

Mr. Velasquez was released and issued a court appearance ticket, officials said.