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County Drug Task Force Makes Another Cocaine Bust


An investigation conducted by the Cortland County Drug Task force and the Cortland Police Department led to another drug bust of cocaine with a street worth of over $5,700.

On Thursday, February 9th, the City of Cortland Police Department conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle with traffic infractions. Officers found the operator of the vehicle, 40 year old Akil Gettys of Brooklyn, to be driving without a license.

Officers also found Gettys to be in possession of nearly 2 ounces of Cocaine with an undisclosed amount of US Currency. He was arrested by police and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd, a Felony, and multiple vehicle and traffic offenses.

Gettys was arraigned and later released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in Cortland City Court next month. Police report the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

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