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3 from NYC arrested in Lydia Street drug raid

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Three people are behind bars after investigators say drugs and a loaded gun were found in a Binghamton raid.

Police say the Broome County Special Investigation Unit Task Force and the Metro SWAT Team executed a search warrant at property on Lydia Street Wednesday evening.

In that search, authorities say a loaded .45 caliber pistol, 11.5 grams of a suspected fentanyl/heroin mixture, 57 envelopes of a possible fentanyl/heroin mixture, 15 grams of crack cocaine, knotted wraps and gelatin capsules of  crack cocaine packaged for sale, around $600 in drug sales, drug packaging materials and digital scales were found.

Three people were arrested as a result of the search. All three were arraigned in City of Binghamton Court and sent to Broome County Jail without bail.

The suspects and associated charges are listed below:

Lee Kennedy, 33, of Brooklyn

  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, class D felony,

  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (six counts), a class B felony

  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree (two counts), a class C felony

  • Criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor

Kevin Palmer, 32, of Brooklyn

  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, class D felony,

  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (six counts), a class B felony

  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree (three counts), a class C felony

  • Criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor

Zatara Byrd, 18, of Bronx

  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, class C felony,

  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (five counts), a Class B felony

  • Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree (three counts), a Class C felony

  • Criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor

Police also say Kennedy is under the supervision of the New York State Department of Correction and Community Supervision for a prior charge.

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