Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton was closed on Tuesday afternoon after police found a man in medical distress and a potentially “hazardous situation” in his vehicle. His name was not released. David E. Rattray

He crossed over the double yellow line in the direction of a skateboarder

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Southampton Town police's investigation is centered around a "toxic gas," according to an officer on the scene. David E. Rattray
Police are concerned about a pool of liquid near the Bridgehampton Community House. David E. Rattray
A Southampton Town command van was at the scene. David E. Rattray

Four young men ran when confronted

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17 arrested; coke, pills, and $100K cash seized
Gilberto Quintana-Crespo, in front, was among the many defendants led into East Hampton Town Justice Court last Thursday to be arraigned on charges related to the takedown of what investigators said was the “largest narcotics distribution ring in and around Montauk.” Carissa Katz
According to the district attorney, the job of Geraldo Vargas-Munoz, top left, was to arrange for the transportation of narcotics into Suffolk County, sell drugs, and supply other drug dealers. Top right, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini, flanked by investigators with the D.A.’s East End Drug Task Force, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, announced the arrests of 17 people involved in the alleged drug conspiracy. Police executed search warrants at five locations in Montauk on the morning of Aug. 15 and found cash, cocaine, pills, and packaging materials, below. Carissa Katz, Sheila Kelly, and Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Photos

Business owner cry foul as D.A. points fingers
"There is an infrastructure put in place to facilitate this criminal activity," District Attorney Timothy D. Sini, at the microphone, said during a press conference on an Aug. 15 drug bust in Montauk. Taylor K. Vecsey