Two men were nabbed in Mattituck on felony drug charges Thursday as part of an ongoing East End Drugs Task Force investigation, according to a Southold Town police press release.
Colegedo Mokus, 18, of Mattituck, Nigel Ortiz, 21, of Selden, were arrested at a home on Riley Avenue after Southold Town police and the East End Drug Task Force executed a search warrant shortly after 2 p.m., officials said.
The East End Drug Task Force — a multi-jurisdictional investigative unit that include detectives from several departments and agencies on town, county and state levels — initiated a three month investigation after it received complaints from neighboring residents about drug deals taking place at the home, police said.
More than eight ounces of marijuana, scales and money was recovered at the scene during the search, officials said.
The Suffolk County Police Emergency Services Unit and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit also assisted during the search, police said.
Mr. Mokus and Mr. Ortiz were both charged with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, officials said.