Stop for speeding turns into drug arrest

By Matt Hicks

Credit: MGN Online

Stop for speeding turns into drug arrest

August 19, 2013 Updated Aug 20, 2013 at 12:17 AM EST

Tioga, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Tompkins County man now faces several felony drug-related charges after a traffic stop for speeding in Tioga County.

According to the Tioga County Sheriff's Office, Jason N. Rezek, 22, of Freeville, was pulled over for speeding on Glenmary Drive in the town of Tioga.

After noticing a strong odor of marijuana, deputies searched the vehicle and found 30 grams of methamphetamine, 38 packets of heroin, 35 grams of marijuana along with narcotic medication, suspected hallucinogenic mushrooms, suspected LSD, and $2,500 in cash. Electronic scales and packaging materials were also uncovered.

Rezek is charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, misdemeanor criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree and criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree. He was also issued several traffic violations.

Additional felony charges are pending following the testing of the substances at the New York State Police forensic crime lab.

Rezek was arraigned and taken to the Tioga County
Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.

He is scheduled to reappear in the Tioga Town Court on Oct. 9.