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.

Kelsey O'Connor

Kelsey O'Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at koconnor@ithacavoice.com and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor.