Woman charged with running Cortlandville drug house

Courtesy of Cortland County Sheriff's Office

CORTLANDVILLE — A woman was arrested today for running a drug house in Cortlandville with prescription drugs, cash and other drug paraphernalia, according to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office.

Sarah A. Lillie, 37, of Delaware Avenue, Cortlandville, is the second person arrested in the case; officers previously arrested Jilleen I. Edinger, 33, of Madison Street, Cortland, after police executed a search warrant at 5:55 p.m. Dec. 9 at a Delaware Avenue home, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

During the search of the home, police found, “...assorted prescription medications, a small amount of marijuana, an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, and drug paraphernalia which included items used for possessing and the selling of narcotics…” according to a news release.

Deputies, assisted by city police, also found several people inside the residence, but only one of them was a resident, according to the release.

Edinger was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, but the investigation continued, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Today Lillie was arrested on felony first-degree criminal nuisance, according to the office.

State penal law defines the charge as conducting or maintaining a premises for profit where people sell illegal drugs.

Additional charges are possible in the case, according to the news release.

Both Lillie and Edinger were arraigned and released to appear at 1 p.m. Dec. 30 in Cortlandville Town Court.