A Greenport man is facing forgery and drug charges after a traffic stop in Southold yesterday afternoon, Southold Town Police said in a press release.
Police said they stopped Kareem Austin, 27, while he was driving westbound on Route 25 in Southold at about 12:15 yesterday afternoon. Austin produced a forged driver’s license, according to police. He was also found to be in possession of a controlled substance, according to the report.
Austin was charged with forgery in the second degree and possession of a controlled instrument in the second degree, both class D felonies, criminal impersonation in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, class A misdemeanors, and aggravated unlicensed operation and unlicensed operation, police said.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.