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Westhampton Beach Fire Department 3rd Assistant Chief Kevin Raynor was arrested after 175 bags of heroin were found in his car during a traffic stop on Saturday, November 24, at 6 p.m., according to Southampton Town Police.
Lieutenant James Kiernan said that Mr. Raynor, 32, of Westhampton Beach, was driving a fire department-issued vehicle at the time of the arrest.
After being stopped by Southampton Town Police Community Response Unit officers for a traffic violation, Raynor was found to be in possession of the 175 bags of heroin and charged with fourth degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, police said.
Southampton Det. Lt. James Kiernan confirmed Raynor had the heroin in his fire department vehicle, and said the heroin had a street value of $20 to $30 per bag, between $3,500 and $5,250.