Cops: Two arrests in Greenport after drug deal goes wrong

02/07/2012 2:00 PM |

This is a corrected version of an earlier account.

Two Greenport men were arrested after an alleged drug transaction went wrong at about 1 a.m. Sunday, according to Southold Town Police.

Police said 28-year-old Daniel Bridge called to say he was assaulted by three unknown men on Manor Place in Greenport. He reportedly told police he was struck with a baton several times by assailants who were attempting to steal his money.

When police arrived on the scene, they found Marcias Smith, 19,  of Greenport nearby. Police said Mr. Smith had a metal baton in his possession and was found to be involved in the incident.

Police said they later learned that Mr. Bridge knew at least one of his assailants and the attack was the result of a drug transaction.

Mr. Smith was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree menacing.

Mr. Bridge was charged with falsely reporting an incident, giving a false sworn statement to police, and loitering for use/possession of a controlled substance.