Cops: Open container leads to pot arrest in Greenport

09/17/2012 7:00 AM |

A Greenport man was arrested shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday night after he was caught smoking marijuana in Third Street Park, according to a Southold Town Police press release.

Christopher Byerley, 22, was first approached by police for having an open container of alcohol, police said. After an officer noticed the smell of marijuana, Mr. Byerley was found to have a lit marijuana cigarette in his hand and additional marijuana in his possession, police said.

He was transported to police headquarters and released on bail, police said. He is due back in court at a later date.

Another man who was with Mr. Byerley was not arrested.