An out-of-state man has been arrested on Long Island for alleged drug possession and having numerous forged credit cards and card templates, as well as other charges.
Frank Randolph, age 33, of Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, was arrested around 10 p.m., Wednesday, March 23, in Hicksville, said the Nassau County Police.
According to detectives, as part of Operation Natalie, Nassau County’s War Against Opioids, officers while on patrol, spotted a black Hyundai Sonata traveling southbound on South Oyster Bay Road, commit multiple traffic violations.
After stopping the vehicle, Randolph parked the vehicle, got out, and began to walk away from officers while making a movement toward his front right pants pocket, police said.
Officers found a black knife in his front right pants pocket and attempted to safely secure the knife.
Randolph then became verbally combative with officers, refusing to comply with their commands, and actively resisted arrest, police said.
After a brief struggle, Randolph was placed into custody.
An investigation was conducted with the U.S. Secret Service, the state Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center.
Randolph was found to be in possession of the following items:
- 46 glassine envelopes containing a substance believed to be heroin
- A substance believed to be methamphetamine
- Drug paraphernalia
- Equipment to manufacture and fabricate fraudulent documents
- Re-encoded forged credit cards
- 109 blank credit card templates
- 22 blank chip credit cards
- Three credit card reading devices
- Equipment for fabricating identifications and credit cards
- Personal account information of an unknown victim
- A forged Rhode Island driver’s license
- 54 governmental ID holograms belong to various states
- A blank Social Security Card
Randolph was charged with:
- Three counts of possession of a controlled substance
- Six counts of possession of a forged instrument
- Four counts of possession of forgery device
- Criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument
- False impersonation
- Obstructing governmental administration
- Multiple traffic infractions
He will be arraigned on Wednesday, March 25, in Mineola.
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