Northport police arrested a woman on drug charges
Dec. 19 after she blew through a red light.
Police said that Talia Silverman, of Greenlawn, was driving a 2007 Honda Civic when she made a left turn through a steady red light at the intersection of Main Street and Ocean Avenue. When police pulled the vehicle over, they said that her eyes were glassy and bloodshot, her speech was slurred and that she was very unsteady on her feet while exiting her vehicle, as she used the doorframe to steady herself.
Silverman performed poorly on a field sobriety test and admitted to taking 10 milligrams of prescribed Alprazolam, police said. She then told police that she had a hypodermic needle in her glove box and two decks of heroin in the center console of her car.
Police arrested Silverman and brought her to Northport Village Police Department for processing, where she turned over additional decks of heroin that she was carrying.
She was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs (DWAI), criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic needle and given a citation for passing a red traffic signal light.