Cops: East Hampton man broke probation with gun, drugs

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An East Hampton man violated the terms of his probation when authorities searched his home Wednesday and found a loaded firearm and drugs, East Hampton Town Police said.

Melvin C. Smith, 48, of 26 Morris Park Lane, was arrested on charges of criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, police said.

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East Hampton Det. Sgt. Greg Schaefer said his department assisted the Suffolk County Probation Department with the search of the home, as is a condition of Smith's probation.

Arraignment information for Smith was not immediately available.

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