Flanders man who allowed drug sales out of his Lincoln Street auto repair shop is sentenced to three years in prison
A Flanders man accused of allowing two other men to sell drugs out of his Riverhead auto repair shop, resulting in the death of a Riverhead man who overdosed on their fentanyl-laced heroin, has been sentenced in Suffolk County Criminal Court.
A man overdosed at a Route 58 gas station last Wednesday. After an investigation, the East End Drug Task Force and Riverhead police charged a Bellport man, 22, with selling narcotics to the man.
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.
John Brophy, 49, who with LaShawn Lawrence, 35, of Greenport, was accused of dealing heroin cut with fentanyl that caused the overdose death of a man in Riverhead last September, pleaded guilty last week to criminal sale of a narcotic drug and second-degree manslaughter.
Flanders-Riverside residents pack Town Hall to demand more police presence; supervisor announces additional patrols
On a day that saw the arrest of a sitting town councilman on drug trafficking charges, residents of Flanders and Riverside packed the Southampton Town Board meeting room to demand more police presence to fight drug-related crime in their neighborhoods. Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst announced a deal with the town police union that she said would put two steady, full-time patrol units in the area beginning in January.
A Calverton man prosecutors say is the principal street dealer in “a conspiracy to bring potent, high-grade strains of California-grown marijuana to Long Island for resale” will be arraigned today on multiple felony charges, Suffolk DA Tom Spota said.