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Southampton Blotter: Man nabbed on felony drug charges in Riverside

08/20/2017 5:40 AM |

A Mastic man accused of trying to sell marijuana, crack cocaine and heroin in Riverside last Thursday was arrested on felony drug charges, according to Southampton Town police.

Damion Walker, 40, was in a vehicle parked at a “known drug area with a group of known drug users,” the report states. When they noticed a police presence, they walked away from the vehicle and Mr. Walker sped off, officials said. Mr. Walker was then pulled over for an equipment violation, police said.

Upon exiting his vehicle, Mr. Walker took out a knotted plastic bag filled with marijuana and gave it to police, officials said. Police found two more bags: one filled with crack cocaine, the other with heroin, officials said. Police also found a “large quantity of money broken up into smaller portions, indicative of proceeds from narcotics sales,” the report states.

Mr. Walker was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal possession of narcotic drugs and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

• A Southampton man was arrested on a drunken-driving charge Sunday in Flanders after he was stopped for a traffic violation, police said.

Diego Urbano Dejesus, 25, was traveling on Flanders Road when he was pulled over and police found open beer bottles in his vehicle, officials said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle on a highway, police said.

• A Flanders woman was arrested on a drunken-driving charge Sunday on Flanders Road, officials said.

Ines Mendez, 36, was stopped for a traffic infraction near Long Neck Boulevard and was found to be intoxicated, police said.

• Eddie Buckley, 61, of Riverside was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance last Wednesday after he was found with a small quantity of crack cocaine, police said.

• A Riverside resident reported Saturday that his car’s front passenger window was broken, police said. Upon further review, police found nothing was missing from the vehicle and noticed acorns from nearby trees were hitting the car and could have caused the damage, the report states. No witnesses were located in the area and no other vehicles in the neighborhood were damaged, police said.

• Montell Cotten, 25, of Riverhead was charged with petit larceny Sunday after he was caught stealing a bicycle at the Speedway gas station on Route 58 in Riverhead, according to state police.

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.

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