Traf­fic stop yields heroin and a tod­dler

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

The ar­rest of a Long Is­land man who was stopped by po­lice after fail­ing to sig­nal a turn es­ca­lated after mem­bers of the Ul­ster Re­gional Gang En­force­ment Nar­cotics Team found heroin — and a tod­dler — in the ve­hi­cle, au­thor­i­ties said Thurs­day.

On Wed­nes­day evening, Akeem Smith, 32, of Freeport, and Shae­lynn A. Ev­ery, 21, and An­gelo M. Ro­manelli, 24, both of Kingston, were ar­rested by UR­GENT mem­bers.

The ar­rests fol­lowed a traf­fic stop in Kingston dur­ing which of­fi­cers re­al­ized Smith, the driver, had nu­mer­ous sus­pen­sions on his driver’s li­cense, po­lice said.

A sub­se­quent search of the ve­hi­cle yielded about 20 grams of “loosely pack­aged” heroin, po­lice said.

Ad­di­tion­ally, po­lice said there was an 18-month-old child in the ve­hi­cle.

All three adults were charged with crim­i­nal pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance (two counts) and con­spir­acy, all felonies, along with en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of a child, a mis­de­meanor. Smith was ad­di­tion­ally charged with ag­gra­vated un­li­censed driv­ing, a mis­de­meanor, and with fail­ing to sig­nal a turn, an in­frac­tion.

Smith, Ev­ery and Ro­manelli were ar­raigned in Hur­ley Town Court and sent to the Ul­ster County Jail pend­ing a court ap­pear­ance. Smith was jailed with­out bail and Ev­ery and Ro­manelli were be­ing held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.