Cops: Wis. fugitive faces drug charge on LI

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A man who gave police a fake name after being arrested Sunday night on a drug possession charge in Cutchogue turned out to be a fugitive from Wisconsin, police said.

Adam L. Flanigan, 27, faces charges of unlawful possession of marijuana, attempted escape, forgery, false personation and with being a fugitive from justice after his arrest just before 10 p.m. on Pequash Avenue, Southold Town police said. Police said Flanigan first identified himself as Christopher Oliver, but they said a fingerprint scan led to his identification as Adam L. Flanigan.

Police could not immediately say why Flanigan was being sought in Wisconsin.

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Police said that Flanigan was arrested by officers responding to a 911 call reporting a suspect "rummaging through cars" on Pequash Avenue. He was in possession of marijuana, police said, had no identification -- and told officers his name was Christopher Oliver.

Arraignment details were not immediately available.

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