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Six people were arrested after police executed a search warrant yesterday at a house on Zion Street police said is known as an “epicenter” for the sale and use of illegal narcotics.

Riverhad Town Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s East End Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant at 67 Zion Street yesterday at about 3 p.m. yesterday, according to a police press release. Police had previously executed two search warrants at the same address, they said.

Police recovered crack cocaine, packaging material, and various items of drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

Venable Booker, 60, was arrested on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and loitering in the first degree, police said.

Maurice Nash, 50, was charged with obstructing governmental administration in the second degree.

Charged with loitering in the first degree were: Rose Pittman, 42; Walter L. James, 45; Gerald A. Nash, 57; and Robert E. Young, 55.

Booker and Young, who had an outstanding Riverhead Justice Court bench warrant, were held for morning arraignment, police said.

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