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Cops: Greenport man with active warrant arrested on drug charges

A Greenport man with an active warrant from the New York City Police Department was arrested in Mattituck Wednesday afternoon after being pulled over for a traffic violation, Southold Town police said. 

Karon Grant, 30, was found in possession of marijuana and hashish, police said, and he was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Police observed Mr. Grant cross over double yellow lines on Main Road near Handy Pantry at 2:43 p.m., passing a stopped marked patrol unit. He was pulled over and found to have an active warrant from the NYPD. He was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, police said.

Mr. Grant posted bail on the charges from Wednesday and was held for extradition by the NYPD.