December 06, 2017

On The Beat


Compiled by Rick Murphy

Parolee Arrested Again

Trying to sell an undercover cop skag in never a good idea. Doing so while on probation is a double no-no.

But that's precisely what Wayne Brown did, at least according to a press release from the East End Drug Task Force.

On November 28 agents arrested Brown, 29, of Southampton and Mastic on Main Street in Hampton Bays.

Police said that afternoon Brown contacted an undercover officer and offered to sell a quantity of heroin. The East End Drug Task Force subsequently set up a meeting with Brown in a parking lot along Main Street in Hampton Bays. Police on the scene took him into custody.

Brown was subsequently arrested on an outstanding NYS parole warrant and three county court warrants. The warrants were for criminal contempt first degree, harassment, and vehicle and traffic violations.

At the time of his arrest Brown was allegedly in possession of a quantity of suboxone and heroin. As a result he is additionally charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance third, criminal possession of a controlled substance third with intent to sell, and criminal possession of a controlled substance seventh. According to court records Brown was on parole for second degree attempted robbery.

Jeffrey Hodge of Southampton, 56, allegedly drove the subject to meet the undercover officer. He was charged with criminal facilitation fourth, a class A misdemeanor. 

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

Guldi Free At Last

Disgraced former Suffolk County Legislator George Guldi will avoid further incarceration after entering into a plea deal with prosecutors.

Guldi, who is now out of jail, served seven years behind bars after he was found guilty of misappropriating funds intended to be spent rebuilding his Westhampton Beach house, which burnt down. There is still the matter of the $863,473 of insurance money that AIG/Bank of America paid Guldi to rebuild the house.

Guldi had been found guilty of misappropriating those funds but the conviction was thrown out in July on appeal. He was originally sentenced to four to 12 years imprisonment for insurance fraud.

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