ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca man is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after police say he was found with heroin and cocaine.

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Police say that at 2:06 p.m. on Feb. 29, they pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver — Stevaun Punter Jr., 34 of Ithaca — told police he did not have a driver’s licence and then provided police with a fake name and date of birth.

Police eventually identified Punter Jr. who had a suspended driver’s licence.

The next day, police saw the same vehicle on Hector Street and pulled it over. Punter Jr. was a passenger in the vehicle and taken into custody for providing police with false information the previous day.

At the police station, police say they found heroin and cocaine in Punter Jr.’s possession, which officials say led police to believe he intended to sell the drugs.

Punter Jr. is charged with felonies for two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanors for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal impersonation and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Punter Jr. is being held at the Tompkins County Jail without bail.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.