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Cops: Men caught with 46 packets of heroin during traffic stop

11/02/2015 9:24 AM |

Two North Fork men face misdemeanor drug possession charges after they were allegedly caught with heroin and hypodermic needles during a traffic stop in Peconic early Sunday, Southold Town police said.

According to a police news release, Marcais Smith, 23, of Greenport and Jeremy Garretson, 31, of Orient were pulled over about 12:50 a.m. while driving on Route 48. Police said the vehicle they were driving had tinted windows and brake lights.

When police had the passenger step out of the vehicle, an officer spotted a marijuana pipe “in plain view” in the door pocket. Police searched the car and found 46 packets of heroin, hypodermic needles, a prescription drug pill and marijuana.

Both men were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.