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Drug investigation leads to two arrests in Riverhead

Two people were arrested Monday following an investigation into drug trafficking at the Green View Motel in Riverhead, according to Riverhead Town police.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office’s, Randy E. Smith, 33, of Riverhead was charged with the possession and sale of crack cocaine. 

The East End Drug Task Force was conducting an investigation at 1433 West Main St. when officers arrested Mr. Smith and the driver of the vehicle he was in outside the hotel.

Two children were in the car.

Mr. Smith, 33, was held without bail following his arraingment in Riverhead Town Justice Court Tuesday morning. He told Justice Allen Smith that he lives in nearby John Wesley Village in Riverhead with his grandmother and that he is unemployed.

He was charged with one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree with intent to sell, 12 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree in excess of a half-ounce, all felonies. He was also charged with criminal possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors.

Johnee Miles, 24, of Moriches, who was behind the wheel, tried to flee police. She side-swiped an occupied, undercover police car, and then backed up and hit the same car a second time, according to the criminal complaint. She did so with her 8-year-old and two-year-old sons in the back seat.

She was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and reckless endangerment in the second degree, both misdemeanors, and released. She will be arraigned at a later date.

This article has been updated since it was originally posted.