Off-Duty Inspector Assists in Arrest of Woman on Drug Charges

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The arrest occurred on the night of Wednesday, March 19th in Ronkonkoma.

Ronkonkoma, NY - March 20, 2014 - Suffolk County Police arrested a Ronkonkoma woman for drug possession charges and driving with a suspended license after an off-duty inspector witnessed her driving erratically.
 
Fourth Precinct Commanding Officer Inspector William Murphy, who yesterday began his 40th year of service with the department, was driving in an unmarked vehicle when he observed a woman driving erratically in a Hyundai Elantra northbound on Old Nichols Road, south of Townline Road, in Ronkonkoma.
 
Inspector Murphy radioed for assistance from officers in marked units and the driver of the vehicle, Stephanie Mupo, 39, of 56 Richmond Blvd. Apartment 4A, was arrested and charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd Degree. She was also issued summonses for using a cell phone as well as failure to maintain her lane.
 
Mupo was released on bail and will be arraigned at a future date.
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