East End Drug Task Force Arrests Four Following Drug Investigation In Hampton Bays


After selling less than half of an ounce of heroin to an undercover police officer, a 46-year-old Hampton Bays man was arrested by the East End Drug Task Force on July 9, bringing an end to a long term investigation by the multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement unit, Southampton Town Sergeant Michael Joyce said.

Kenneth Moses was arrested by the Southampton Town Police in Hampton Bays and charged with two counts of third degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, one count of fourth degree criminal possession of a narcotic drug and one count of criminal possession of a narcotic drug with intent to sell, all felonies. He was remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside, according to a police press release.

Mr. Moses was one of four people arrested by the task force on July 9.

Also arrested were 35-year-old Shinnecock Reservation resident Rainbow Hill, 58-year-old Southampton resident Laurence Levy and 40-year-old Hampton Bays resident Susan Paetz.

According to the press release, Ms. Hill was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, both misdemeanors, and Mr. Levy was charged with first degree operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a felony.

According to a police incident report, Mr. Levy admitted to using heroin earlier that day.

Ms. Paetz, who was arrested at the same location where Mr. Moses was searched, was not included on the press release.

Ms. Paetz was arrested on Penny Lane in Hampton Bays and charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, according to a police report.

Police had a search warrant for the property on Penny Lane where Ms. Paetz was arrested related to their investigation of Mr. Moses. Upon searching the property, investigators recovered heroin, marijuana, pills and cash, all in unspecified quantities, according to the press release.

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