Police: Heroin found in vehicle during Groton traffic stop

GROTON, N.Y. – Two Syracuse men are facing charges after police say they found heroin in a vehicle during a traffic stop in Groton.


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A vehicle was pulled over after committing traffic infraction around 4:20 p.m. Sunday on East Cortland Street, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. Heroin was found in the vehicle.

Raed M. Shehadeh, 35, is charged with a misdemeanor for seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. David Evangelista, 35, is charged with a misdemeanor for false personation.


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The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Village of Groton Police Department and the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team.

The incident is still being investigated, police said.


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