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.