Bayville Man Arrested On Drug Charges

Police arrest 21-year-old and charge him with possession of CDS, marijuana


Something about the young man walking up and down Jonathan Drive in Bayville recently didn't seem right. So an area resident called police.

When Patrolman Edward Lagreca responded on July 14, he spotted Steven Leao, 21, who fit the description. Lagreca pulled over and questioned him, Detective Sgt. James J. Smith said.

Leao, Aikens Street, was found to be in possession of Subutex, a drug used to treat opiate addiction, and possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana. He did not have a prescription for the medication, Smith said.

He was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance under 50 grams and possession of marijuana under 50 grams, said Smith.

Municipal Court Judge James set Leao's bail at $2,500. He posted bail and was released on his own recognizance, Smith

skizma August 08, 2012 at 10:58 PM
No problem. Only other thought is.....obvioulsy they had other reason to do this. Any one of us can walk down the street and no, the cops do NOT arrest us and randomly search us. Read a bit between the lines. If they did do all that is assumed here, they must've known who they were dealing with. That's all. Your notion is to imply that folks aren't free to walk down the streets without being arrested. That is not true. However, if you have a record and are suspicious in any way, or if there is a warrant out for you, or something else, you just might be stopped. And, here's a thought...he's clean and innocent of anything. Maybe that's the case here.
Berkeley Lifer August 09, 2012 at 01:23 AM
I guess his sponsor was Tommy Chong?
WhatstheRealProblem August 09, 2012 at 01:46 AM
Mattie....I respect your OPINION...but you have made two errors regarding Miranda. And trust me, its not what I imagined hapened. By the way...an individual walking through a neighborhood after midnight was questionable enough for a resident of that neighborhood to phone police. The police responded to that call and located a subject. Whether or not he was the subject in question is a mute point. The officer is obligated to do his job. Was this an ordinary citizen not braking any laws? I think not....he was in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. That is against the law....had the officer not inquired and discovered it it would not have changed the fact that this individual was still breaking the law. As for para-military tactics? PLEASE.....talk to someone who lives in a communist or socialist country...that is para-military.....all you have done is copied and pasted legal statements that do not apply to this situation. Maybe you should OPRA the report and you will see how far away from reality you are. Once again....research "totality of the circumstances" in your sacred law guide.
WhatstheRealProblem August 09, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Skizma and Korra...you seem to get the jist here!
WhatstheRealProblem August 09, 2012 at 01:49 AM
I guess you were there too? Or is this a friend of yours?


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