A traffic stop was conducted on Sunday, January 7th just before 10pm on North Main Street in the City of Cortland by officers from the City of Cortland Police Department. During the investigation, officers found the driver of the vehicle to be driving with a suspended license, Cortland police identified the driver as 49 year old Michael Gardynski of Syracuse.
A passenger of the vehicle was identified as 62 year old Carmen A. Salva of Syracuse. Police also found during the traffic stop that Salva was in possession of a large quantity of Meth and Cocaine. Officers also found scales and packaging material; the value of the drugs was over $7,000 Cortland Police say.
The driver, Gardynski, was ticketed with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of the vehicle. Salva was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Narcotic drug intent to sell, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd, both Felonies, and 2 counts Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia, a Misdemeanor.
Salva was arraigned and later released. He is due to appear in Cortland City Court later this month.