Stash Stashed in STASH
A 31-year-old Shelter Island woman was arrested near the beach at Barcelona Neck in East Hampton last Thursday morning after police said they found pills and marijuana in her white beach bag, which was inscribed with the word “STASH.”
Police said Sarah G. Payne was in the beach parking lot at the end of Barcelona Neck Road, off Route 114, at around 11:40 a.m. During a search, police found clear Ziploc bags, one with green and white rectangular pills that were identified as alprazolam, and the other with a green leafy substance that later tested positive for the presence of marijuana. Round pills that were identified as oxycodone hydrochloride were reportedly found as well, in a Michael Kors purse.
Ms. Payne faces two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance in a non-original container. She was released on $200 bail and will be back in court on Aug. 30.
East Hampton Town police also released information this week on a felony drug arrest made in June.
Jhony A. Nieto of East Hampton, 38, had four baggies of cocaine, weighing a total of 500 milligrams or more, in the center console of his 2015 Jeep, according to police, when it was pulled over on Fort Pond Boulevard in Springs on June 1 at about 2:35 a.m. The reason for the stop was not given.
Police also reported finding an e-cigarette with a cartridge containing a brown oil in the glove box. The oil later tested positive for the presence of marijuana, they said.
Mr. Nieto was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a felony, and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance.
East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky released him on $1,000 bail after a June 2 arraignment.
Also back on June 1, Nelson Miguel Arias-Santos of Montauk, 32, was found in possession of a small quantity of cocaine while on West Lake Drive in that hamlet; that report was also just released. An officer found the white powdery substance in an Altoids box in his back pocket at about 1:45 a.m. It was unclear what led to the search. He was charged with misdemeanor drug possession and released with an appearance ticket. He was due in court today.
On Saturday, town police said, a 21-year-old East Hampton man attempted to flee as an officer advised him he was under arrest for drug possession. Zachary J. Boggetti was quickly handcuffed, though, in front of the Sloppy Tuna on South Embassy Street in Montauk at 1:43 a.m. Police said he had dropped a baggie with “a white, pasty substance” on the ground in front of the officer, and that it later tested positive for the presence of cocaine.
Mr. Boggetti was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors. Justice Lisa Rana arraigned him later that day and released him on his own recognizance.
On Sunday in Montauk, just before 9 p.m., Gabriel V. Persad, 28, of Brooklyn was arrested in front of 444 West Lake Drive after police asked to see the registration for his 2006 Dodge. As he leaned over to get it from the glove compartment, they said, they saw smoking device cartridges for an e-cigarette, seven in all, containing concentrated cannabis, in his back pants pocket. Charged with misdemeanor drug possession, he posted $100 bail at headquarters and was released. He is due in court on Aug. 23.
Richard T. Nelson, 29, of Brooklyn was arrested on a misdemeanor weapons charge on Friday in Montauk. Police said Mr. Nelson had an expandable baton in his backpack, which was found during a search on South Emerson Avenue at about 10:40 p.m. Police also found a small quantity of marijuana and he was additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. He was released on $100 bail and told to appear in court on Sept. 6.
Hector N. Miranda was read his Miranda rights Friday night after police found diazepam pills in his possession. The 32-year-old, who lives in Central Islip, was stopped as his 2016 Honda headed east on Main Street near Amagansett Square at about 9:05 p.m. Police said he had two yellow pills marked with “TEVA” on one side and “3296” on the other side, which is identified as diazepam, a Schedule 4 controlled substance, in the middle console of the Honda. He reportedly had no prescription for the medication.
Mr. Miranda was charged with misdemeanor drug possession and possession of a controlled substance in a non-original container, a violation. He was released on $100 bail and ordered to appear in court next Thursday.
A 29-year-old Manhattan man allegedly threw a fire extinguisher through a window at an apartment on South Elmwood Avenue in Montauk. Juan S. Ibarra-Delpozo was arrested on July 28 at about 4:30 a.m., outside the apartment, and charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief. He was released on his own recognizance after arraignment later that morning.
In Sag Harbor Village, a Staten Island man was arrested Sunday on charges of drug possession and speeding after a traffic stop on Main Street. An officer pulled over Pedro Matos, 32, driving a 2019 Honda, after allegedly clocking him at 43 miles per hour in a 20 m.p.h. zone. Stopped near Howard Street, Mr. Matos’s car had a strong odor of marijuana coming from it, according to his arrest report.
When asked if there was any marijuana in the vehicle, he reached into the glove box and pulled out a small plastic bag with a green leafy substance that tested positive for the drug, according to the report. He also showed police a smoking device containing concentrated cannabis oil; that too tested positive for marijuana.
Mr. Matos was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and speeding. He posted $100 bail using a credit card and was ordered to appear in Sag Harbor Justice Court on Sept. 14.