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Wheatley Heights Man Arrested in Oyster Bay

James M. Carter. Credit: Nassau County Police Department
James M. Carter. Credit: Nassau County Police Department

A Wheatley Heights man who initially sped away from police in Oyster Bay was arrested for drug possession, officials said.

Nassau detectives said Second Precinct police officers conducted a vehicle and traffic stop of James M. Carter, 30, of 106 North 16th St. while he was driving a 1997 Dodge Dakota heading north on Spring Street.

As officers approached the stopped car, Carter sped away, police said. They found the car a short distance away on Shore Avenue. A clear piece of plastic containing crack cocaine was recovered from inside the vehicle. Narcotics detectives found Carter on Spring Street and arrested him without incident. Police say Carter was carrying a knotted piece of plastic containing marijuana in his front pants pocket.

Carter is charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and multiple vehicle and traffic violations. He is scheduled for arraignment on Monday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Sal Anthony April 02, 2014 at 07:31 PM
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