Cops: Springs Man Dealt Cocaine, Ecstasy From Home

Kody J. Knudsen EHTPD

A Springs man was selling cocaine and ecstasy in the East Hampton area, including out of his house on Hollyoak Avenue, East Hampton Town police said. Officers with the East End Drug Task Force arrested Kody J. Knudsen, 28, on Thursday morning on six felony drug charges. 

"After police received numerous complaints about an unusually high volume of pedestrian and vehicular traffic from his residence," Lt. Greg Schaefer said in a press release. The task force, a drug enforcement unit funded by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota's office, was brought into the investigation. 

Mr. Knudsen was charged with four counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree, one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree, and one count of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree, all felonies. He was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court Thursday and was remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside. He was held without bail because he has at least two prior felony convictions. 

In the most recent case, he pleaded guilty in 2015 to driving while intoxicated and under the influence of drugs, a felony because of a prior misdemeanor D.W.I. conviction. He was arrested that summer after crashing a 2009 Mercedes-Benz into a utility pole on the Napeague stretch. He was also charged at the time with felony weapons possession, but the grand jury that indicted him ultimately dropped that charge.

Police are asking that anyone with information on the investigation contact the East Hampton Town Police Department at 631-537-7575. All calls will be kept confidential.