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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest; Over $7k of Drugs Found


Yesterday, (May 18) around 6 am City of Cortland Police, with assistance of the Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on Clinton Ave. in the City of Cortland.

According to police, a passenger in the vehicle, 53 year old Michael T. Rogers was found with approximately an ounce of meth, an ounce of the street drug commonly known as “Molly”, 16 glassine envelopes of heroin, 92 Buprenorphine pills, packaging material, scales and an undisclosed amount of CASH.

The overall value of the controlled substances is over $7,000, say police.

Rogers was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession Controlled Substance 3rd degree (2 counts), Criminal Possession Controlled Substance 5th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree. All of which are felonies. He was also charged with Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia 2nd degree, a Misdemeanor.

He is currently awaiting arraignment at the Cortland City Court.

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