LANSING, N.Y. — A Groton man is facing charges after police say he was found with drugs and a knife on a TCAT bus in Lansing over the weekend.

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Stefan M. Whittenburg, 30, of Groton, is charged with three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Police said in a news release that he is not currently facing weapon possession charges.

According to officials, police responded at 7:49 p.m. Saturday to the Shops at Ithaca Mall Parking Lot, at 40 Catherwood Road in the Village of Lansing, after receiving reports that Whittenburg had a knife on a TCAT bus. Deputies said they found both the knife and “various narcotics” in his possession.

He was arraigned in the town of Lansing Court and remanded to the Tompkins County jail in lieu of posting $500 cash or $1,500 bond.  An official said Monday morning that Whittenburg is still in custody.

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Jolene Almendarez

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