TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. — A Tompkins County man was arrested twice in one week on drug charges stemming from a 5-month long investigation, police said.
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New York State Police said in a news release that Aljamal Bovian, 27, of 1860 Trumansburg Road in Ulysses, was taken into custody Monday and charged with the following:
— Two counts of felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
–Felony first-degree criminal nuisance
–Misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child
–Misdemeanor second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia
The arrest came three days after he and Imani S. Austin, 20, of 1718 Mecklenburg Road in Ithaca, were both taken into custody in the town of Ulysses.
Police said they found 51 grams of heroin, a scale, an electronic stun gun, 2 cell phones and about $3,000 in Bovian’s home after executing a search warrant that had been issued after a five-month long investigation.
Bovian was arraigned in Ithaca City Court after his first arrest Friday and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.
After being taken into custody Monday, Bovian was arraigned in Ulysses and again remanded to the Tompkins County Jail.
A corrections officer at the jail said Tuesday that Bovian was in custody in lieu of posting $17,000 cash bail or $34,000 bond.
State police worked with Ithaca Police Department and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office during the investigation.
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