Traffic Stop in Cortland Saturday Morning Turns Up Methamphetamine
A traffic stop on Port Watson Street Saturday in Cortland has resulted in drug charges for two local men.
Just before 10 o'clock Saturday morning, Officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department initiated a traffic stop near the Hess gas Station on Port Watson Street.
The deputy determined the driver, 47 year old John Crabtree of 2390 Church Lane, Marathon did not have a valid driver’s license.
During the stop investigators found that Crabtree was in possession of a controlled substance and attempted to discard it on the ground.
A further search found that the passenger in the vehicle 33 year old Dever Dellow Jr. of 161 Port Watson Street was also in possession of drugs and the components used to manufacture methamphetamine.
Crabtree was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation, unlicensed operator, tampering with evidence, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument.
Dellow was charged with a two felony counts of criminal possession controlled substance, and a felony charge of unlawful manufacturing methamphetamine.
Both men were arraigned in City Court and held on $10,000 cash / $20,000 bond, both are due back in Court Wednesday.