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Town Police Log: Task Force Yields Flanders Drug Arrest

Also this week, police charge Mastic Beach woman with Criminal Impersonation.

The following information was supplied by the . A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.

Arrest reports for for Riverside, Flanders, Northampton area from July 23 through July 29:

East End Drug Task Force

• John H. Ward, 51, of Flanders, was arrested July 27 at 6:20 a.m. at home in Flanders and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a felony, and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. Police said Ward was arrested following a long-term narcotics investigation and search warrant by the Suffolk County district attorney’s East End Drug Task Force. When the search warrant was executed, a quantity of heroin and prescription pills were recovered, along with cash used its drug deals, police said. Ward was already on parole related to drug sales convictions, according to the arrest report.

Driving Impaired by Drugs

• Denzel T. Faines, 21, of Medford, was arrested July 23 at 4:03 p.m. in Flanders and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree - alcohol related, both misdemeanors, as well as moving from lane unsafely, a traffic infraction. Police said Faines was involved in a motor vehicle accident at County Road 51 and Lake Avenue. Upon investigation, it was discovered that Faines’ driving privilege was suspected, according to the arrest report. He was then transported to police headquarters to determine if he was under the influence of drugs, police said. After a New York State Police drug recognition expert responded to headquarters, Faines was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, police said.

Criminal Impersonation

• Lisa M. Slackford, 29, of Mastic Beach, was arrested July 29 at 1:57 a.m. in Northampton on Lake Avenue and charged with criminal impersonation in the second degree and false personation, both misdemeanors, and having an open container of alcohol, a violation. Police said Slackford was observed drinking in a parking vehicle and when asked for ID she gave police officers several different names and birthdates. At one point, she gave her sister’s name and date of brith; her sister has four warrants, according to the arrest report. She finally gave police her correct name and address upon arriving at police headquarters in Hampton Bays, the arrest report states.

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