County Task Force arrests man on multiple controlled substance charges

(Photo Source: Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A City of Cortland man was arrested in the afternoon of May 13 following a month-long narcotics investigation by the Cortland County Drug Task Force, according to a release by the county sheriff’s office.

The county’s drug task force – which includes representatives from the Cortland and Homer police departments, the county sheriff’s office and the New York State Police – executed a search warrant at a Greenbush Street residence on May 13 that allegedly involved Zane D. Zimmerman, 30, of Cortland.

The release states that in the midst of searching the Greenbush Street residence, officers found approximately 200 baggies of heroin, three grams of methamphetamine, buprenorphine strips, oxycodone pills, packaging material, scales and “an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency.”

According to the release, the approximate street value of the controlled substances is $6,700.

Zimmerman was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (a Class-B Felony), fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (a Class-D Felony), two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (a Class-A Misdemeanor) and two counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia (a Class-A Misdemeanor).

Zimmerman was processed, arraigned and released on one’s own recognizance. Appearances in court for Zimmerman have yet to be determined.