Possession Arrest

East Hampton Town police charged Alberto Gallegos-Becerril, 20, of Springs, with two felony narcotics possession charges, including possession with intent to sell, on March 9. The arrest was made a little before 3 AM after police searched the 2004 Mercury Mountaineer SUV Gallegos-Becerril was sitting in at the end of Hands Creek Road.

Town police said they found over an eighth of an ounce of cocaine packaged into individual, small plastic bags on the floor of the car on the driver’s side.

“I was going to tell you about that,” Gallegos-Becerril allegedly told the arresting officer. “It’s cocaine.”

Police tested the white powder and reported confirming Gallegos-Becerril’s statement that the powder was indeed cocaine.

He was held overnight and released after being arraigned later that morning. Even though the top charge Gallegos-Becerril is facing is a B felony, with the potential for prison time if convicted, under New York State’s bail reform laws, possession of narcotics with intent to sell is not a bailable
offense.

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