The Eighth Squad reports the arrest of a North Carolina man for Criminal Possession of a Weapon that occurred on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 5:06 pm in Hicksville.
According to detectives, CIRRT (Criminal Intelligence Rapid Response Team) Officers initiated an investigation in the parking lot of 828 S Oyster Bay Road, a known drug prone location. Officers observed a parked 2016 Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck and approached the vehicle to conduct an investigation. Upon officers approaching the vehicle, Eugene D. Hicks of 6112 Whispering Brook Court, Charlotte, exited the pick-up truck and police observed what appeared to be a knife in his pocket. Officers recovered the knife and also discovered that he was in possession of a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun. Defendant Eugene D. Hicks was placed into police custody without incident.
A subsequent investigation also revealed Defendant Hicks was in possession of an unlabeled orange pill bottle containing the following narcotics:
- 13 yellow capsule-shaped pills believed to be Tramadol Hydrochloride
- 4 white round pills believed to be Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride
- 2 white capsule-shaped pills believed to be Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Bitartrate
- 1 blue rectangular pill believed to be Alprazolam
Defendant Eugene D. Hicks is charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal
Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree and four (4) counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree. He will be arraigned on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Ingram / 8th Squad 08/25/22/0400/8834