Police: Syracuse man sold crack cocaine in Cortland County

CORTLAND, N.Y. – State police charged a Syracuse man Tuesday on drug-related charges following a two-month investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in the city of Cortland, troopers announced Tuesday.

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Edward M. Thomas

Edward M. Thomas, 34, is charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a class B felony.

The charges were the result of an investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in the city of Cortland over the past two months, troopers said in a press release.

Thomas was taken into custody on a warrant Wednesday, Dec. 9, and arraigned in Cortland County Court. He was taken to Cortland County Jail. Police did not say whether Thomas was granted bail.

Thomas also faces charges of tampering with physical evidence, a class E felony, and unlawful possession of marijuana. Both charges were associated with a traffic stop in the city of Cortland Nov. 13, which was associated with their drug investigation, police said.

The investigation was carried out by the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Cortland County Drug Task Force.

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