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Police: Two Arrested in Mattituck for Marijuana Sales

The Southold Town Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s East End Drug Task Force (EEDTF) executed a search warrant for 195 Riley Avenue, Mattituck earlier Thursday afternoon after responding to numerous complaints from neighbors about suspicious activity and frequent visitors to the house.

After three months of surveillance the house and an investigation into potential marijuana sales, the arrest was executed at 2:08 p.m. 

Colegedo Mokus, 18, of Mattituck and Nigel N. Ortiz, 21, of Selden, were each charged with felony Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 3rd Degree.

The search warrant was carried out with the assistance of the Suffolk County Police Emergency Services Unit and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit.

The successful arrest was the result of the complementary execution of investigation and surveillance by the East End Drug Task Force—a multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement unit funded by the office of the Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota.

The multi-jurisdictional team includes detectives, police officers, and law enforcement personnel from the New York State Police, the Suffolk Country Police Department, , District Attorney Detective-Investigators, Suffolk Country Department of Probation, Riverhead Police Department, Southampton Village Police Department, East Hampton Village Police Department, Southampton Town Police Department, Southold Police Department, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Department of Homeland Security. 
Walter S May 11, 2014 at 09:42 AM
I count 11 agencies involved in this pot bust. Really?? I guess they have a lot of time on their hands or they are extremely over staffed at the taxpayers expense. In a time when states are legalizing it should we be focusing on this(arresting small time sellers)? Colorado just came out on Friday stating revenue from pots sales for their state so far for this year is in excess of 22 million. Meanwhile we must be spending far more fighting it at the taxpayers expense. New York is not a progressive state. We have a Governor who is actually a republican stating he is a democrat. We need new leadership in this state from the bottom to the top.
Carol Stares May 12, 2014 at 10:14 AM
I agree w/Jonathan in his comments above. Taxpayers are constantly getting screwed.
Jonathan Baker May 12, 2014 at 04:14 PM
@ Carik Stares, et al The way to get a reduction in the monies allocated to Home Land Security is to VOTE OUT the politicians who voted for the budget. That means voting out Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Representative Bishop. These are the politicians who constantly spend our money like it means nothing to them. Rather than vote Republican, if you don't want to, then vote Libertarian. Libertarians spend money like it is coming out of their own pockets. Just the kind of politicians we need to stop the reckless spending in Washington. Enough is enough!
Barack May 14, 2014 at 04:17 PM
This is ridiculous, theres heroin spreading allover long island and the cops are harassing marijuana smokers, you know how much money these cops blow for stupid shit like this, Obviously these police are not very educated or intelligent if they think locking up some marijuana smokers is gonna make any sort of impact in helping this community.
Barack May 14, 2014 at 04:18 PM
The job of policemen are to protect and serve the community while most people i know feel paranoid or threatened anytime a cop is seen. Not saying all cops are bad, just the ones who believe this was a good idea to do

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