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Crime Report: Unlawful Gambling in Hauppauge

The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Suffolk County Police Department Fourth Precinct reported these arrests and incidents in Smithtown during Dec. 30, 2012 to Jan. 5.

James Merrigan, 47, of Seaford, was arrested on Jan. 2 in Hauppauge on first-degree promoting gambling charges, a felony. Reports state Merrigan knowingly made profits off of unlawful gambling activities. Police said Merrigan was in concert with others in book making and accepting bets totalling more than $5,000.

Paul Merring, 28, of Hauppauge, was arrested on Jan. 2 in Smithtown on first-degree operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs charges, a misdemeanor. Reports state Merring was crossing the double-yellow lines in the road while impaired by drugs driving a 2004 Dodge pickup at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Route 111. 

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