In Montauk last week, a 21-year-old man, asked by East Hampton Town police to produce identification, pulled out drugs instead.
Daniel Jack Forde, who lives in the hamlet, appeared intoxicated when a town Marine Patrol officer came across him in front of the Chase Bank on Montauk Highway at about 9:10 a.m., according to Detective Sgt. Dan Toia. The officer requested police assistance, and Mr. Forde was reportedly alert and conscious upon the arrival of the police officer, who asked for an ID.
Mr. Forde then pulled out from his pants pocket two small glass vials containing a white powdery substance, the report said. The officer asked him what the substance was, to which he replied, “cocaine.” The substance later tested positive for the presence of cocaine, police said.
Mr. Forde was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor. He posted $100 bail with a sergeant and was issued an appearance ticket to be in East Hampton Town Justice Court next Thursday.