ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca man was indicted Thursday at Tompkins County Court for possession of crack cocaine, heroin and multiple counts of illegal possession of a weapon.

Benjamin Spradlin, 40, was arrested on Aug. 7 after police responded to a call reporting a suspicious person inside a parked car. Upon searching the car, police say Spradlin was found to possess about 26 grams of crack cocaine, eight grams of heroin, a stun gun, a handgun and over $8,050 in stolen U.S. Savings Bonds.

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Spradlin was indicted with counts of:

  • Second-degree criminal possession of a weapon
  • Third-degree criminal possession of a weapon 
  • Third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (3 counts)
  • Fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
  • Third-degree criminal possession of stolen property

He was previously held in Tompkins County Jail without bail, but an official said Thursday afternoon that he was no longer in custody.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.