Town Police Log: Man Hid Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in Glovebox

Also among arrests made by the Southampton Town police, a Southampton man charged with possession of cocaine and marijuana.

Editor's Note: The following information was supplied by the Southampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.

Southampton Town police arrest reports for east of the Shinnecock Canal through March 4:


• Dandy Palomino, 30, of Southampton, was caught with hallucinogenic mushrooms in his glovebox on March 1, police said. Palomino was pulled over on Tuckahoe Road for a traffic infraction and upon investigation, they found the mushrooms, police said. Palomino was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third and fourth degrees, both felonies.

• A Southampton man, who police said was carrying cocaine on March 3, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, a felony. Carl Runyon, 54, who was pulled over for various traffic violations on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays, was also charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, police said.

Criminal Impersonation

• Michael Gaines, 35, of Southampton, was charged with criminal impersonation in the second degree, a misdemeanor, after he gave police his brother’s name after being pulled over for having no front license on March 1 on Tuckahoe Road. Police also charged Gaines with consuming an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle, a violation.


• Patrick Merceron, 62, of Water Mill was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, after police pulled him over on Speonk-Riverhead Road in Speonk on Feb, 25 for speeding, according to an arrest report. Police said Merceron also failed to use his designated lane.

• Donald Disbrow, 69, of Sag Harbor, was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, on Feb. 28, after police pulled him over on Aberdeen Lane in Noyac for failing to maintain his lane, according to an arrest report. He was also charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, alcohol related.

To read arrests west of the canal, visit Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch


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