ITHACA, N.Y. — Two men from Binghamton are facing drug possession charges after Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputies reported finding more than a half pound of marijuana and cocaine in their vehicle during a traffic stop by Ithaca College.
At about 2 a.m. Friday, March 15, deputies pulled over a Subaru sedan on Danby Road near the entrance of Ithaca College after they said the car didn’t use a turn signal. During the traffic stop, deputies said they detected a “strong odor” of marijuana coming from the car and conducted a search.
While searching the car, deputies said they found over a half a pound of marijuana and powdered cocaine. The driver and passenger are now facing charges.
The driver, Matthew R. Cornwell, 26, of Binghamton, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and failure to designate a turn.
The passenger, Douglas R. Maddi Jr., 29, of Binghamton, was charged with third-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a felony, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
Cornwell and Maddi were released on bail and are due to return to the Town of Ithaca Court at a later date.