Six people were arrested on felony drug charges this morning in separate raids on Doctors Path and Union Avenue in Riverhead early this morning.
Eric Ross, 22, of Flanders, was arrested at 641 Doctors Path, Apt. 7, and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree for alleged possession of cocaine in a quantity in excess of 500 mg, a class D felony. Ross was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree for alleged possession of a quantity of methamphetamine, a class A misdemeanor. Ross was held on $25,000 bail.
Arrested at the same apartment with Ross were: Kotara Jackson, 32, of Riverhead, Marquis Miles, 21, of Raleigh, North Carolina, Ebony Booker, 24, of Riverhead and Tashara Horsely, 19, of Mastic Beach. They were each charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree for alleged possession of cocaine in a quantity in excess of 500 mg.
Jackson was held without bail due to three prior felony convictions, Riverhead Town Justice Richard Ehlers said at her arraignment. She was remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility.
The judge set bail at $25,000 each for Miles, who lives out of state, and Horsely, who has an outstanding probation violation; he set bail at $5,000 for Booker.
Tywon Jones, 35, of Riverhead, was arrested at 415 Union Avenue in Riverhead shortly before the the Doctors Path raid. In addition to a charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree for alleged possession of more than 500 mg of cocaine, Jones was additionally charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree for alleged possession of an illegal rifle. He was held on $5,000 bail.
All six suspects are due back in court on Monday, Nov. 10.
Ross currently has a drug and other charges pending in Southampton Town following his arrest by Southampton Police on Oct. 30 after a traffic stop on Flanders Road. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree for alleged possession of crack cocaine, aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree, and criminal impersonation in the second degree.
Previously, Ross pleaded guilty on March 11 in Riverhead Justice Court to false personation, second-degree harassment and aggravated unlicensed operation in the third degree stemming from arrests on Match 15 and Aug. 30, 2013, according to Riverhead Justice Court documents. He was sentenced to time served and fined $423.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Top photo caption: Top row, from left, Tywon Jones, Kotara Jackson and Ebony Booker and bottom row, from left, Eric Ross, Tashara Horsely and Marquis Miles are led into Riverhead Justice Court this morning.
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