ENFIELD, N.Y. — An Enfield man was taken into custody on Friday for possession of cocaine after police say they found drugs in his car after they arrested him for a DWI and searched his vehicle. 

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release that deputies were on patrol in Enfield around 8 p.m. Wednesday when they saw a 2005 black Hyundai “failing to keep right and making an improper turn off of Sheffield Road.”

After conducting a traffic stop, police say the driver, Marc A. Westfield, 45, was showing signs of intoxication, prompting a DWI investigation. Westfield was arrested for DWI and his vehicle was towed.

Westfield was charged with misdemeanor DWI and minor traffic violations – he then made bail and was released.

Two days later, Ithaca police executed a search warrant on the impounded vehicle with the help of New York State Police. During the search, police say they found $9,000 dollars worth of cash and about 2.7 ounces of cocaine.

Westfield was rearrested on Friday and held on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond on new charges.

He was arraigned in Town of Ulysses Court and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. Westfield will reappear in the Town of Ulysses Court for a felony preliminary hearing on April 5.

Alyvia Covert

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