Sheriff: Man arrested for possession of methamphetamine after traffic stop

Thomas M. Shingler. (Photo provided by the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office).

Press release from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office.

On August 8th, 2020 at approximately 1:30 AM, Officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling the area of Madison Street in the City of Cortland. Officers conducted a traffic stop for a speeding violation and through the investigation, it was determined the male defendant was operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license while also in possession of Methamphetamine.

Shingler was arrested, processed and released on appearance tickets to appear in Cortland City Court October 16th, 2020 9:00 AM.

Defendant Name:  Thomas M. Shingler


  • PL 220.03 – Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th (Misdemeanor)
  • VTL 511.1A - Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd
  • VTL 509.1 – Unlicensed Operator
  • VTL 1180.D – Speed in Zone