Two up island visitors came to town Friday night, January 4 — and allegedly brought heroin with them.
The pair, later identified as Janayah Brown, 19, of Middle Island and T.J. Moore, 24, of Mastic Beach were stopped by police on Schultz Road in Manorville after they said Brown was spotted committing a traffic violation at about 7:30. Both individuals were in possession of heroin, police maintained after a search of the vehicle.
Moore was also charged with a misdemeanor after giving police a fake name. Both were held for arraignment and subsequently released.
In other substance-related arrests, Southampton Town Police reported two cases of driving while intoxicated. Officers patrolling furtive ground — Flanders Road — noticed an erratic driver pass by just before dawn on Monday, December 31. The driver, later identified as Sean Magnuson, 47, was allegedly spotted driving with a broken passenger side headlight, and weaving erratically between lanes. Cops say the Greenport resident performed poorly on field sobriety tests. He was charged with two counts of DWI and three traffic violations.
Reginald Coleman, 31, of Riverhead, was arrested a day earlier, also on Flanders Road. Police said at about 10:30 PM he was flagged for a routine vehicle and traffic violation but blew a high number, a blood alcohol content of .16 percent, when tested. That earned Coleman a trip to Southampton Town Court. He’s due back on January 14.
The East End DWI Task Force was out in force on Christmas Eve. Jonathan Velasquez-Cul, 31, of Riverhead was nailed on County Road 104 in Flanders and charged with felony DWI, a charge that was upgraded from a misdemeanor because he was previously convicted of DWI, police said. He was also charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. Police said Velasquez-Cul was stopped for failing to drive in his designated lane, and an investigation revealed that he was not only
intoxicated, but using a false name.
Eric Boyd Davidson, 43, of Hampton Bays was allegedly driving recklessly on Flanders Road shortly after 10 the same night. He was also clocked at 97 mph in a 55-mph zone. That led to the inevitable stop, test, and arrest process. Others charged with DWI on Christmas Eve included: Gregory Gauvin, 44, of Southampton, Robert Disario, 33, of East Moriches and Cody Blazer Nolan, 22, of Hampton Bays.