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Cops: Residents' Complaints About Greenport Drug Dealing Lead To Arrest

The East End Task Force worked with Southold Town police to apprehend defendant.

Community outcry about drug sales in Greenport led to a recent arrest, police said.

According to Southold Town Police, on Friday, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota's East End Drug Task Force and Southold police conducted a search warrant at a home on First Street in Greenport.

Police arrested Lavain Creighton, 42, who lived at the residence, and charged him with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, narcotic with intent to sell, a felony. He was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor; criminal possession of a narcotic drug in the fourth degree, a felony; and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, scales, a misdemeanor.

Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley said Creighton was found to be in possession of cocaine.

Creighton was arraigned in Southold Town justice court and held at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.

Authorities said the investigation was launched in direct response to community complaints about drug sales in Greenport.

Bestof82 February 26, 2013 at 07:36 PM
why is the focus more on the southold woman that no longer has custody than the mother of children? Maybe if people would extend their heart to the mother of those kids she would feel compelled to get the help she needs to regain cutsody of her kids. I know she wasn't always like that, and those of us who do know her, also know she is far gone right now and we would like nothing more to get the old her back.
Bible Banger February 26, 2013 at 08:35 PM
If this was the first time this happened I would say get her help, rehabilitate her everyone deserves a second chance. How many times do you give that same person the same second chance after they make the SAME mistake. This isn't even a simple mistake or moment of bad judgement, this is a life of bad judgement, and my focal point is the well being of those kids.You can't rehabilitate someone who CHOOSES to live that way, I do not believe in "addiction" I believe in choice. You choose to continue getting high, you will.
Bible Banger February 26, 2013 at 08:35 PM
continued: You choose to be sober, you will be sober. As for WHY I have shed light upon the "southold" woman it is simply because of people like her that these kids were being put at risk time and time again. She enabled the mother to continue using and dealing and STILL get to see her children and play the role of "mommy" and string those kids along letting them think everything was FINE and then they are caught up in a traumatizing drug raid AGAIN. Its about time someone said the truth about that southold woman, she's a p.o.s in my opinion, who likes to think she is above every one else, well the thing about standing tall is those who are "underneath" her can see straight up her nose!! She has nerve pretending to be an upstanding citizen, trying to paint the facade that she is mother of the year and "goodie-goodie" when she is a drug slinging, law breaking, LUSH. What she doesn't know is people see right through the image she tries so desperatley to present. She is just low class, and needs to get help herself not only for her addiction but for her abusive relationship. A field full of parents and children watched as her drug dealing girlfriend stormed the field at on of my sons sporting events and proceeded to publicly beat her. And THIS is the environment those kids were moved into? How is that BETTER than where they WERE?
Bestof82 February 26, 2013 at 08:42 PM
You make yourself sound like a holier than thou goodie goodie yourself. Who knows who you are or what you do behind your closed doors. you have nerve putting peoples business out here for everyone to see. That doesn't show good taste if you ask me. You may have seen and witnessed some things but that does not mean you truly know the people you are talking about.
7890 February 26, 2013 at 10:46 PM
@ Bible Banger.....You sit there and say that your main concern is for the children well it sounds to me that you are more concerned with bashing these people who put themselves out to help a friend and in the end get slandered by people like you...Seems to me like you may be an undercover hater....Ok maybe they do have their faults and do need help to better their self,last I knew no one is perfect...and that includes YOU Bible Banger.Maybe before you use a religious name like that you should first read the Bible and know that ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE!!!!!

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