A New York man is facing drug charges after he was taken into custody on Thursday, Dec. 1. The 48-year-old Riverhead individual was arrested in Riverside for drug possession. What started as a traffic violation quickly escalated into something more serious.
The man drew the attention of Southhampton Town police officers when he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign near a McDonald's at around 8:15 that evening. When police found that the man's non-driver's ID had been revoked, they investigated further. According to officials, it was at this point they discovered the individual was in possession of both PCP and crack cocaine, after which the police took him into custody.
Officials transported the man to headquarters for processing. He was then charged with two violations as well as a number of misdemeanors. Among these are third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and two counts of alcohol-related aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. In addition, he faces two charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Anyone facing drug possession or other serious criminal charges in New York would benefit from the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Drug charges that result in a conviction can carry a heavy sentence that may have lifelong consequences. A defendant who has been accused of the possession of cocaine, marijuana or heroin or is facing other drug charges will want an attorney who is going to fight vigorously on his or her behalf to present the case in the best possible light.
Source: riverheadnewsreview.timesreview.com, "Southampton Blotter: Riverhead man arrested on drug charge in Flanders", Dec. 11, 2016