Bettis Richardson, 51, of 350 Magnolia Ave., will be arraigned Oct. 15 at First District Court in Hempstead on a charge of fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Police said officers with the Bureau of Special Operations were conducting an investigation on Monday afternoon when they spotted Richardson approach an unoccupied 2013 Dodge parked in the lot of 571 Jericho Turnpike.
As the officers approached him, Richardson allegedly tossed a clear plastic bag to the floor of the passenger side of the vehicle. Cops said the plastic bag contained cocaine and officers were able to recover narcotics.
Richardson was arrested at the scene without incident.