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Six people face drug charges after 10-month East End Drug Task Force investigation

Calverton couple, four others face drug charges after 10-month drug task force investigation

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A Calverton couple and a Manorville man were among six East End residents arrested on drug charges following a 10-month investigation by the East End Drug Task Force, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced Wednesday.

“A quantity of cocaine and prescription medication was seized during this ten-month investigation by East End Drug Task Force personnel,” Spota said. “The investigation is ongoing.”

William Turner, 35, of 52 Wooded Way, Calverton was arrested April 20 and charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree, two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, and one count of conspiracy in the fourth degree.

Shana Gilmore, 32, of 52 Wooded Way, Calverton was arrested April 20 and charged with conspiracy in the fourth degree.

Additionally the East End Drug Task Force, along with Suffolk County Police Department Emergency Services and the Suffolk Police K9 unit, executed a search warrant at the Turner and Gilmore residence on April 20, Spota said. Among the items seized were cash, a Mossberg short-barreled pump shotgun and an AK 47 assault rifle.

Sean Hanley, 28, of 194 Head of Neck Road, in Manorville was charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

Additionally the East End Drug Task Force, along with Suffolk County Police Department Emergency Services and the Suffolk Police K9 unit, executed a search warrant at at Hanley’s residence on Head of Neck Road in Manorville and found him to to be in possession of 41 oxycodone pills, three oxycontin pills and a small quantity of cocaine and marijuana, according to Spota.

Alfred M. Tumbarello, 38, of 1620 Speonk-Riverhead Road, Speonk, was arrested April 18 and charged with
three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and conspiracy in the fourth degree.

Erick L. Castor, 27, of 8 Debbie Lane, Westhampton Beach was arrested April 19 and charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree and three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.

Frederick Wilkinson, 69, of 13 Scrub Oak Road, Quogue, was arrested April 19 and charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree (for possession of less than a gram of cocaine, Spota said.) Wilkinson was given a field appearance ticket returnable to Quogue Village Justice Court.

All of the defendants entered pleas of not guilty, Spota said.

The East End Drug Task Force is a multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement unit funded and supervised by the office of the Suffolk County district attorney. The task force is comprised of detectives and officers from east end police departments, the Suffolk County Police Department’s Emergency Services and Narcotics sections, N.Y. State Police, the Suffolk County sheriff’s department, Suffolk County Park Police and the Suffolk County Department of Probation, according to the district attorney’s news release.

Photo caption:  Clockwise from top left: William Turner, Shanna Gilmore, Sean Hanley, Erick Castor, Alfred Tambarello

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.