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Police charge Riverhead man, recover drugs, guns from home with 7 kids, police say

Teams of law enforcement officers and K-9 units executed a warrant for the arrest of a Riverhead man Tuesday, collaring the suspect and finding drugs, paraphernalia, guns and cash in the home where he lived along with seven children.

William Moore of Oakland Drive North was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a child, said Riverhead Town Police, in a news release.

In the home, East End Drug Task Force and Riverhead Town Police found marijuana and heroin, scales, packaging materials and cash as well as two shotguns, police said.

The children in the home ranged in age from 2 to 15.

Moore, whose attorney could not be reached for comment, was arraigned at Riverhead Justice Court and was being held at the Suffolk jail on $5,000 cash bail. He is due back in court on June 18, officials said.

Police said the search was the result of an investigation into drug sales at the residence by the East End Drug Task Force, Riverhead Town Police C.O.P.E. and K-9 units and Suffolk County Emergency Services and K-9 Units.

The East End Drug Task Force comprises detectives, police officers and law enforcement personnel from the New York State Police, Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Sheriff's Office, Suffolk County Department of Probation, Southampton Town Police Department, Riverhead Police Department, East Hampton Town Police Department, Southampton Village Police Department, Southold Town Police Department, DEA, Homeland Security and Suffolk County District Attorney investigators.

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