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Police: Drug Busts Executed in Greenport and Laurel

Southold Town Police and the East End Drug Task Force arrest five North Fork residents for several drug-related charges.

Members of the East End Drug Task Force arrested four Greenport residents and one Laurel man on several drug-related charged after investigating two separate cases this month, reported on Wednesday.

Acting on complaints from a number of North Fork residents, the following suspects were charged with the following offenses after pre-dawn search warrants were executed at 540 Main Street in Greenport on Wednesday and at 255 Sixth Street in Laurel on March 11:

  • Dacosta Foster, 20, of Greenport: Three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana
  • Lashawn Lawrence, 27, of Greenport: Two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia
  • Winston Simon, 44, of Greenport: Second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia
  • Larencia Lawrence, 60, of Greenport: Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia. Lawrence also has an outstanding New York City bench warrant for possession of gambling records and will be extradited to Manhattan, police said. 
  • Thomas Ahlers, 20, of Laurel: Fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana

Police reported recovering cocaine, marijuana, scales, packaging materials, and a large sum of money from the Greenport residence and a quantity of marijuana, scales, packaging materials, a large sum of money, and an illegal weapon from the Laurel residence.

All suspects were arraigned in Members of the Southold Town Police Department, the Suffolk County Police Emergency Department Service Unit and the Suffolk County Sheriff's Canine Unit assisted in the investigations.

None of the defendants have been convicted of a crime, but were charged with the above offenses. They are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

BOB PALADIN March 25, 2011 at 12:45 PM
confiscate the house evict these creeps and put the homeless families of suffolk in there ...who needs druggies in the neighborhood..
Jonathan Baker March 25, 2011 at 07:21 PM
Better yet, end the war on drugs. Have drugs controlled in the way that alcohol and tobacco are controlled. Then these "creeps" will not have the market to ply their trade and will have to work and pay taxes as the rest of us do (except for the very wealthy, who won't have to pay a fair share of taxes, thanks to our current Congress.)
Jason April 22, 2011 at 04:35 AM
maybe they can sell their homegrown weed at the farmers Market!
Bible Banger February 25, 2013 at 11:41 PM
I can't speak for all of us. I believe the greater half of society these days doesn't give a rats @$% about marijuana. The prescription narcotics, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and ecstasy are KILLING people. I do not condone illegal sales of drugs of any kind, let me make that CLEAR but in the states where it has been approved for use for medical purposes it hasn't done any harm and in fact the government being able to control it seems to be working quite well for those states. I am glad that Southold Town made another big step in cleaning up the community Way to go!!

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