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Drug Charges for Driver Who Nearly Collided With Trooper


A Medford man was arrested Saturday afternoon on drug charges after he nearly ran a Trooper off the road in North Lindenhurst, New York State police said.

Gregory Oka

Gregory Oka


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Gregory Oka, 32, was driving a Cadillac while merging onto the Southern State Parkway westbound  from the Route 109 entrance ramp when he forced a Trooper out of the lane he was driving in at 12 p.m., police said.

The Trooper pulled over Oka and smelled marijuana inside the car and a search of yielded a bag of marijuana, nine bags of cocaine, a straw with cocaine residue, a marijuana cigarette, two bags with five Xanax pills, a digital scale and plastic bags, police said.

Oka was charged with four counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, two counts of criminal use of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of marijuana, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and several traffic violations.

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