Around 9:45 on Wednesday morning in the Village of Homer, an officer from the Homer Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of South-west Street in Homer due to the vehicle having a revoked registration and no insurance on the vehicle.
Homer Police say the officer also observed those inside the vehicle were not wearing seat belts. More was revealed when the officer began to interview those inside the vehicle. An investigation with one of the passengers, identified as 24 year old Brock M. Granger, who is listed as homeless, first provided officers with a false name.
Further investigation revealed his true identity and an outstanding bench warrant for his arrest for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th and other charges by the Sheriff’s Office. Homer Police arrested Granger and found him to be in possession of heroin.
Granger was charged with False Personation, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th, and No Seatbelt. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to HPD for processing before he was released with appearance tickets and turned over to the Cortland County Jail for his outstanding warrant.
The driver of the vehicle, identified as 30 year old Mohamed A. Siyow of Syracuse, was issued traffic tickets for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Registration Revoked, and No Insurance, both Misdemeanors. He is due in Homer Town Court later this month.
The second passenger in the vehicle was also found to have a warrant for burglary and other charges from the New York State Police. Homer Police identified that passenger as 50 year old Tina Fowler. She was turned over at the scene to State Police after being ticketed for not wearing a seatbelt.