Police: Two had thousands of dollars worth of drugs

By Conor Mooney

Police: Two had thousands of dollars worth of drugs

April 7, 2014 Updated Apr 7, 2014 at 12:20 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Two Binghamton residents face drug charges after one of them allegedly threw drugs onto the roof of a dollar store.

Binghamton police announced Monday that on March 27, they observed Rashiem Tompkins, 47 of Binghamton, riding a bike on the sidewalk on the area of Main and Murray streets, a violation of city ordinance.

Police said Tompkins fled when they approached him.

According to police, a citizen noticed Tompkins throwing something on the roof of the a Family Dollar located at 56 Main St.

The Community Response Team, along with a Family Dollar employee recovered the object, which police said was 101 bags of suspected heroin valued at $1,750.

They said Tompkins was in possession of $408 in cash.

During a follow up investigation, police arrested Yvonne Scott, 23, of Binghamton, who they said approached them.

Police said she had connections with Tompkins, and was in possession of 71 knotted wraps of crack cocaine, valued at $1,250.

Police charged Scott with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

She was arraigned in city court and sent to the Broome County jail.

Police charged Tompkins with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest and riding a bicycle on a sidewalk.

He was also arraigned in city court and sent to the Broome County jail.

The Community Response Team is made up of a sergeant and four patrol officers, who work with community and law enforcement in "hot spot" locations.

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