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Southampton Blotter: Cops find cocaine after car stop in Northampton

02/04/2018 5:59 AM |

A Manorville man was arrested on a felony drug possession charge after a traffic stop Sunday in Northampton, according to Southampton Town police.

After Robert Hayes, 64, was stopped on County Road 51 at Lake Avenue and Center Drive, police noticed a screen commonly used for smoking crack cocaine in his vehicle, police said. 

During a search, police found Mr. Hayes was carrying more than 500 milligrams of crack cocaine in his coat pocket, officials said.

Mr. Hayes was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as two traffic violations, police said.

• A Hampton Bays woman was arrested on two counts of drunken driving and a felony unlicensed driving offense early Sunday after she was stopped along County Road 104 near Cross River Drive, police said.

Tina Auld, 46, was stopped for a traffic violation and police noticed an odor of alcohol on her breath, officials said, and that she was unsteady on her feet and her speech was slurred. She was found to be intoxicated, police said. An investigation also found she was driving with a revoked license due to a previous alcohol-related offense, police said.

Ms. Auld was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of driving while intoxicated due to a previous conviction, circumventing an interlock device and two violations, according to police.

• A Riverside man was arrested on drunken driving charges Saturday after a traffic stop for multiple violations on Cross River Drive in Flanders, police said.

Marco Alvarado-Monzon was found to be intoxicated upon investigation, police said.

He was charged with DWI and drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle, according to police.

• Jamal Sloan, 37, of Flanders was arrested last Tuesday after he allegedly took his girlfriend’s vehicle without her permission, according to police.

The woman reported that Mr. Sloan was acting strangely when he arrived home, police said. He asked for her phone and, when she refused, walked out of the house, got into her car and pulled away, according to police. The woman reportedly told him to stop and wished to press charges, police said.

Mr. Sloan was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, authorities said.

• David Stetler, 29, of Riverhead was arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle Saturday after a stop for multiple traffic infractions, according to police. Upon investigation, Mr. Stetler was found to be driving with a revoked license, police said.

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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