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Another Drug Bust Finds Heroin, Crystal Meth, Cocaine and More


On August 6th around 12:30 in the morning, Homer Police located an occupied vehicle in a parking lot of a closed business on Route 11 in the Town of Homer, just outside the village.

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist Homer Police with the suspicious activity. While conducting their investigation, officer’s found 4 people inside the vehicle along with illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.

A further investigation by the Cortland County Drug Task Force found that 56 year old David M. Sneed III to be in possession of 86 bags of heroin, nearly 11 grams of crystal meth, 3 grams of cocaine, 60 buprenorphine strips, packaging materials, a scale, and an undisclosed amount of US currency. The street value of the drugs found is over $2,800 dollars.

Sneed was charged with 3 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance 3rd degree, criminal possession of controlled substance 5th degree subsection 1, both felonies. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the 2nd degree.

Due to New York State Bail Reform, he was processed and released on his own recognizance.

The departments of the collaborative investigation were the Homer Police Department, Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cortland County Drug Task Force.

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