Police Search Turns Up Illegal Drugs, Gun, Police Scanner in East Hampton

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    NBC Philadelphia

    A 32-year-old East Hampton man is behind bars after a police investigation turned up an illegal handgun with ammunition, a police scanner tuned to the East Hampton police radio frequency, prescription drugs, marijuana and more than $1,000 cash in his Main Street apartment, authorities said.

    Erich Hansen, of 93 Main Street in East Hampton, is facing a string of charges, including narcotics violations, criminal possession of a firearm, illegal or unsafe storage of a firearm and two counts of risk of injury to a minor.

    Police searched Hansen’s second-floor apartment as part of an investigation into illegal firearms and drug sales, authorities said.

    Officials searched the apartment to find a loaded .38-caliber revolver, 105 rounds of ammunition, a police scanner, 41 Adderall pills, eight ounces of marijuana, a digital scale and $1,078 cash, according to police.

    It’s not clear if a child was living there or was present at the time of the search, but police said the Department of Children and Families is investigating following a Drug Endangered Children Referral.

    Hansen was held on a $150,000 bond and is due in court March 12.

    Court records show Hansen has a history of arrest and has been convicted of motor vehicle, larceny and drug violations.

    The Statewide Narcotics Task Force, East Hampton Police Department and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Special Agents contributed to the investigation.