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Drug Task Force Seizes Cocaine, Marijuana from Hampton Bays Home

Hampton Bays man faces felony drug possession charges after raid.

Three Hampton Bays men were arrested last week in a drug bust orchestrated by the East End Drug Task Force, according to Southampton Police.

Police arrested Ronald Jiminez Sr., 63, on felony drug charges last Thursday and two other men were charged with violations of unlawful possession of marijuana.

According to police, a search warrant was executed at 30 Springville Rd., in response to investigations concerning ongoing drug sales on the East End. Quantities of cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were reportedly recovered and seized, however no charges related to drug sales were immediately handed out.

Jiminez was arrested on two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and a violation charge of unlawful possession of marijuana. He was held overnight and arraigned the next morning.

The East End Drug Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement unit funded by the office of Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota. The task force includes detectives, police offices, and law enforcement personnel from the New York State Police, New York State Parole the Suffolk County Police Department, District Attorney Detective-Investigators, East Hampton Town Police Department, East Hampton Village Police Department, Shelter Island Police Department, Southold Police Department, Riverhead Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, and the Suffolk County Department of Probation.

Note: Patch does not report crimes if a violation is the top charge.

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