A routine traffic stop in the City of Binghamton on Friday (December 28) led Police to the discovery of about a half million dollars worth of drugs and money at a residence on Oak Street.
Vestal Police say they initially stopped the vehicle for a traffic infraction on Murray Street in Binghamton. A search of the vehicle turned up about 2 pounds of marijuana and further investigation allowed Police to get a search warrant for the driver’s residence at 64 Oak Street in Binghamton.
Police searched the home along with help from the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement team and other uniformed members of Troop C.
They ultimately located over 100 pounds of commercial grade marijuana (about $412,000), along with 60 boxes of concentrated Cannabis vapor cartridges (about $38,000), 224 canisters of medical grade flavored marijuana (about $10,000), about 3 grams of cocaine and about $37,000 in cash. Altogether, the bust was worth just short of a half million dollars.
They also found various drug paraphernalia, packaging items, scales and a money counter.
As a result of the investigation, State Police arrested 22-year-old Naami Islam (pictured above) and 21-year-old Melissa F. Pincus (pictured left), both of Binghamton.
They were arraigned in the City of Binghamton Court and sent to the Broome County Jail without bail.
(EDIT: Our original story incorrectly stated that almost a million dollars worth of drugs and cash was found, when it’s in fact almost a HALF million. The story has since been corrected.)