(WBNG Binghamton) The Cortland County Sheriff’s Department arrested Ramon Velazquez, 45, of Cortland, and Candida Velazquez, 38, of Groton, just before 7:00 p.m. Saturday.
A CCSD police officer stopped a vehicle on Morgan Drive in the Town of Cortlandville that the Cortland City Police Department was attempting to locate on a separate investigation in the City. During the interview of the occupants the CCSD officer observed contraband within the vehicle.
The officer used his K-9 partner and the K-9 alerted on the vehicle. The officer was then able to further his investigation which resulted in locating several other items used for manufacturing of methamphetamine. Ramon and Candida Velazquez were taken into custody.
A Cortland County Sheriff’s Department Investigator was called to the scene.
Candida was taken to the Cortland City Police Department and arrested on their investigation and then she was turned over to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department where she was processed along with her husband Ramon for Unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine in the third degree, which is a class D Felony.
A small amount of methamphetamine was also located in the vehicle.
The two were arraigned in the Town of Cortlandville Court and remanded on $2500 cash, $5000 bond.
They were both remanded to the Cortland County Sheriff and were due back in Court on Monday.
The investigation is continuing and additional charges are possible.