Man faces multiple drug charges following traffic stop

Clinton Avenue in the City of Cortland. (Photo Source: Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A City of Cortland man is facing multiple drug charges following a traffic stop on Clinton Avenue Thursday morning, according to a Cortland County Sheriff’s report.

The report states that the county drug task force, with assistance from the city police department, were in the midst of a narcotics investigation that led to a traffic stop on Clinton Avenue at 6:02 a.m. Thursday.

Michael T. Rogers, 53, was in the vehicle during the traffic stop. Upon investigation of the vehicle, county drug task force officers found Rogers in possession of an ounce of Molly (known as 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA), 16 glassine envelopes of heroin, 92 Buprenorphine pills, packaging material, scales and “an undisclosed amount of US Currency,” the report notes.

According to the report, the street value of the compiled controlled substances is about $7,000.

Rogers has been charged with two counts of 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 criminally using drug paraphernalia (a Class-A Misdemeanor), and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon (a Class-D Felony).

Rogers was arraigned and is currently being held at the Cortland County Jail without bail. He is slated to appear in city court at a date yet to be determined.