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Two Riverhead residents allegedly dealing drugs from an East Main Street apartment were arrested in an early morning raid Sunday, Riverhead Police said in a press release this afternoon.

Responding to community complaints of illegal drug activity at 726 East Main Street, Apartment H, the East End Drug Task Force, the Riverhead Police Department Detective Division, the Riverhead Police COPE Unit, Riverhead Police K-9, and Suffolk
County Police Emergency Service Unit executed a search warrant today at 6:05 a.m., police said.

Police charged Joseph A. Douglas, 40, on charges of Criminal Possession of a Control Substance in the Third Degree (possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell), a Class B felony; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (possession of a narcotic drug of an aggregate weight of one-half ounce or more) a Class B felony; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor; Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (scales), a Class A Misdemeanor.

Police said Douglas is currently on parole for a prior conviction for Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree.

Police also charged Brenda Jean Henderson, 55, on charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor; Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (package), a Class A Misdemeanor; and Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree (scales), a Class A Misdemeanor.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and ask anyone information to call the Riverhead Police Department ay 631-727-4500 x 312. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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