Heroin Arrests in Cortland County

By WBNG News

Heroin Arrests in Cortland County

July 22, 2010 Updated May 13, 2010 at 3:37 PM EST


During the past two weeks, members of the New York State Police and the Cortland County Drug Task Force made arrests in connection with a three month narcotics investigation into the distribution of heroin in Cortland County. (Note: The Cortland County Drug Task Force is comprised of the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortland Police Department, the State University of New York at Cortland Police Department and the Homer Police Department).

Police arrested the following subjects:

Michael D. Grinnell, 02/05/86, 38 James Street, Apt. 4, Homer, NY for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument. Grinnell was arraigned in the Town of Triangle Court (Broome County) and remanded to Broome County Jail without bail.

Grinnell was arrested on May 4th after police executed a search warrant on a vehicle he was operating in the Town of Triangle in Broome County.

William Clark 06/15/88, 16820 104th Avenue, Queens, NY for Criminal Impersonation 2nd and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana and remanded to Cortland County Jail in lieu of bail of $5,000 cash or $10,000 property bond.

The Criminal Impersonation charge resulted from Clark provided a false name while he was an occupant of the residence at 38 James Street, Apt. 4, Homer, NY while a search warrant was being executed at the residence on May 4th. Clark was also arrested on active bench warrants for: Criminal Impersonation 2nd degree; Aggravated Harassment; Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th.

Scott A. Williams 04/30/85, 118-46 220th Street, Cambria Heights, NY, for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana.

Williams was arrested on May 6th at 22 Court Street, Apt 31, Cortland, NY after a search was conducted at that residence. He was arraigned in the Cortland City Court and remanded to the Cortland County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 property bond.

Patrick S. Mazzone, 04/04/82, 31 Central Ave, Apt 10, Cortland NY for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument.

Nathanial D. Schumacher, 05/07/92, 5461 E. Homer Baltimore Road, Homer, NY for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th and Criminal Possession of a Hypodermic Instrument.

Mazzone and Schumacher were arrested on May 7th after vehicle stop in the Riverside Mall parking lot, Cortland, NY. They were arraigned in the Cortland City Court. Mazzone was remanded to Cortland County Jail without bail and Schumacher was released.

Searches in connection with this investigation yielded:

299 bags of heroin
8 grams of crack cocaine
Approximately $6,600 in U.S. Currency
Hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia
Marihuana

The investigation is continuing.

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