Due to incorrect information provided to The Voice, an original version of this story wrongly stated that the suspect’s name is Henry D. Roshane. It is Roshane D. Henry.

Ithaca, N.Y. — A man illegally in the United States has been accused of possessing 250 bags of heroin after his vehicle was stopped by a Cornell police officer in Ithaca’s Collegetown on Monday, according to a news release from the university.

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Roshane D. Henry, 24, of Jamaica, has been charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and sent to the Tompkins County Jail with a bail of $3,000 in cash or $6,000 in bonds. Henry’s arrrest was first reported by the Cornell Daily Sun.

Here’s the police account of the arrest:

At around 4:18 p.m. on Monday, a Cornell police officer on a routine patrol stopped to check a vehicle in a Cornell parking lot in the 400 block of Stewart Avenue.

“Upon further investigation the officer discovered a hypodermic needle on the floor of the vehicle and determined one of the occupants was wanted out of Florida for non-extraditable drug warrants,” the news release says.

“One of the occupants was also found to possess approximately 250 individual bags of heroin, with an estimated street value of at approximately $4,000.”

There were three other people in the car — none is affiliated with Cornell, according to the university.

A follow-up investigation by Cornell police and U.S. Customs and Borders Protection found that Henry “entered the United States in 2004 but has remained illegally and could face deportation back to Jamaica,” according to the news release.

Henry is due back in Ithaca City Court on Feb. 27.


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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.