Nearly $500,000 worth of marijuana seized in Binghamton

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — New York State Police arrested two people on Friday after discovering 100 pounds of marijuana, which troopers say is worth about $500,000.

State Police say it all unfolded when members of the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Vestal Police Department stopped a car on Murray Street in Binghamton for a vehicle and traffic law violation.

When officers searched the vehicle, state police say they found nearly two pounds of marijuana in the car.

Further investigation by State Police led troopers to 64 Oak Street in Binghamton.

Authorities say they found 103 pounds of marijuana, sixty packed boxes of cannabis vapor cartridges, canisters of medical grade flavored marijuana, approximately three grams of cocaine and approximately $37,000 in cash.

State police arrested and charged 22-year-old Naami Islam and 21-year-old Melissa Pincus of Binghamton with the following crimes:

  • one count of Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the First Degree (C-Felony)
  • one count of Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (B-Felony)
  • one count of Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (D-Felony)

Both were arraigned in the City of Binghamton Court, where they were taken to the Broome County Jail without bail.

Tyler Brown

Tyler Brown

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