Cops: Remanded Riverside man sold crack at Vail Ave. house

Southampton Town Police Charge Felony Crack Possession




Moses Bullock is accused of allegedly selling crack cocaine out of a Vail Avenue residence. Courtesy Southampton Town Police Department

After an extensive investigation by Southampton Town police, Moses Bullock, 46, was arrested inside his home Friday on two alleged felony charges, possession of crack cocaine, criminal possession of a weapon, and two misdemeanor drug charges.

Detectives and members of the department’s community response unit, deploying a K-9 unit supplied by state police, executed a search warrant at the Vail Avenue residence September 20, where police said besides finding the crack cocaine and brass knuckles, they also found $6700.

It is at least the second time this decade Bullock has been accused by Southampton Town police of selling drugs out of the Vail Avenue residence. In 2012, he was charged with two felony counts of selling crack cocaine. Those sales were allegedly made to undercover officers, also after a lengthy investigation.

Bullock may have at least two prior felony convictions in his past, as he was remanded without bail following his arraignment Friday afternoon in Southampton Town Justice Court. A town court is not allowed to set bail on a defendant charged with a felony who has two or more felony convictions. The county court records office in Riverside is closed for the weekend, so confirmation of Bullock’s conviction record in the county was not accessible by press time.

In addition, the felony weapons charge Bullock is facing for the alleged possession of brass knuckles is triggered only if there is a prior criminal conviction on the defendant’s record. The Independent was able to confirm a 2015 misdemeanor drug possession conviction with the district attorney’s office late Friday.

According to Southampton Town Police Detective Lt. James Kiernan, the community response unit had received tips from neighbors that narcotics were being sold out of the home. Kiernan said the department continues to investigate based on those tips. Citizens who want to report suspicious can call 631-702-2230, or the crime hotline at 631-728-3454.

Bullock will be held in county jail without the possibility of bail until September 25. If not indicted by a grand jury by then, Bullock will have to be released, under the laws governing felony charges.

t.e@indyeastend.com