ULYSSES, N.Y. – A Trumansburg man was arrested on Thursday after police reported finding narcotics in his car during a routine vehicle stop.

At approximately 9:53 p.m. on Thursday, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputies observed a 2007 silver Mercury sedan traveling on Route 227 in the Town of Ulysses. Deputies conducted a traffic stop for a speeding violation on Perry City Road.

After interviewing the driver, Michael D. Robinson, 34, police reported that they conducted a drug investigation based on their observations.

The New York State Police Canine Unit responded to the scene after deputies requested assistance. After concluding the investigation, deputies reported finding a “light brown powdery substance” consistent with heroin, marijuana, various drug paraphernalia, scales, and an unknown sum of cash.

Robinson was taken into custody and later released after posting bail. He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and other minor charges related to the traffic violation. He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Ulysses Court on July 31.

Alyvia Covert

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