Seven arrested in Flanders drug bust


The Southampton Town Police Department Street Crimes Unit arrested seven people on drug charges following a raid on a house in Flanders on Friday.

The raid at 23 Silverbrook Drive garnered 80 grams of cocaine and crack, about $1,900 in cash and a sawed-off shotgun, police said. Three people were charged with multiple felonies relating to the sale of narcotics from the home, and four others were charged with lesser offenses for possessing or intending to purchase drugs.

Cornelius Hedgebeth, 40, and Jonothan M. Givens, 19, both of Flanders, and Leatrice Coles, 25, of Riverhead, were each charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, conspiracy in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a weapon in third degree, all felonies. They were additionally each charged with a single count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, loitering in the first degree and two counts of using drug paraphernalia in the second degree, all misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Mr. Givens was additionally charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree after police found cocaine in his pockets when he was arrested.

Darlen Carter, 46, of Riverside, Lawerence T. Langhorne, 35, of Flanders, Darris Reddick, 39, of Northampton and Sherwood Williams, 52, of Hampton Bays were each charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, during the raid.

According to Southampton Town Police, an investigation produced information that crack cocaine was being sold out of the house at Silverbrook Drive home. They also learned that the house was outfitted with an exterior video surveillance camera mounted on a tree outside the house.

Armed with a search warrant, police disabled the video camera and then raided the house. While the recovered shotgun was loaded, no shots were fired during the raid and the suspects surrendered quietly to police, they said.

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