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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

Kenneth Faried, who was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in July, was charged with a misdemeanor after police said they found more than two ounces of marijuana on him Sunday night. Southampton Town Police Department

The 1 a.m. train from Montauk Monday morning struck a man just east of the Southampton train station, police said. Durell Godfrey

Geraldo Vargas-Munoz, in the striped shirt, and two others were headed for Suffolk County jail after arraignment in East Hampton Town Justice Court on drug charges Thursday afternoon. Carissa Katz
Antonio Ramirez-Gonzalez, left, was described as "the gatekeeper of the ill-gotten proceeds of the largest narcotics distribution ring in and around Montauk," by an assistant district attorney at the arraignment on Thursday.Carissa Katz
The defendants' mug shotsSuffolk County District Attorney's office

Two people were rescued off a boat after it hit the west side of the Montauk jetty last Thursday night. They were not injured. @pbj_images
A salvage company pulled the boat out of the water on Sunday evening. Jane Bimson