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Traffic Stop Leads to Major Drug Bust – Over 500 Bags of Fentanyl, Ghost Gun Found


A traffic stop for a faulty turn signal light was conducted by an officer from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, March 18th just after 3:15 in the morning at the Pit Stop service station on Route 11 in Polkville.

During the traffic stop, the operator of the vehicle, identified as 37 year old Eric R. Seubert of New Woodstock, NY, was found to be driving the vehicle with a suspended driving license. A further investigation by officers found the three occupants of the vehicle, 26 year old Tyler H. Conkling of South New Berlin, 36 year old Adam L. Simpson of McDonough, and Seubert were in possession of drugs.

The Sheriff’s Office says the three men were found to be in possession of 566 bags of Fentanyl, 46 grams of Meth, 115 grams of Molly, 11.5 grams of Cocaine, 2 grams of Xylazine, 283 Buprenorphine pills, 1.4 grams of alpha-methylfentanyl, a digital scale, packaging materials, and cash.

Officers additionally found Conkling to be in possession of a loaded Ghost Gun. A ghost gun is an un-serialized handgun. In total, the drugs found had a street value of $22,540.

All three men were charged with 4 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd, Criminal Possession Controlled Substance in the 5th, both Felonies, 2 counts of Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the 2nd, and Possession of Synthetic Drugs Local Law, both Misdemeanors.

Conkling was also charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd, a Felony.

All three were transported to the Sheriff’s Office for processing and were arraigned through the Centralized Arraignment Process. Seubert was held in Cortland County Jail on no bail while Conkling was released during his arraignment. Simpson was also released due to the State Bail Reform.

The three men are due back in Cortlandville Town Court today.

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