Cortland Teen Facing New Charges in Connection With January Heroin Bust
One of two Cortland men accused of distributing heroin in Cortland is facing additional charges in connection with a multi agency drug bust that resulted in the seizure of 172 packets of heroin from an apartment in Cortland.
Last week a Cortland County Grand Jury handed up separate indictments against 25 year old William Clark and 17 year old Casson Hathaway who live at 10 Northcliffe Road, Building 500, apt 513. Both men were indicted on a single felony county of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd degree.
State Police say on Friday January 31st officers executed three search warrants at three homes in the City of Cortland, they say the raid turned up 172 packets of heroin; approximately 3.5 grams of Molly (MDMA); 3 grams of cocaine; and 20 grams of marijuana. Police also seized: a stamp used to identify “brands” of heroin, packaging; digital scales; over 300 glassine envelopes used in the packaging and distribution of heroin; cutting agents; measuring spoons, hypodermic needles; and over $1,200 in cash.
Police say the bust followed a four month long investigation.
Now the Grand Jury has handed up additional sealed indictments against Hathaway, the teen is now facing four more felony charge for criminal sale of a controlled substance. The indictments accuse Hathaway of selling heroin and the prescription pain pill Oxycodone.
Hathaway was arraigned on the new charges and sent to the County Jail on $10 thousand dollars cash or $20 thousand dollars bond, he's due back in Court later this month.