Woman faces multiple drug charges following traffic stop

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A City of Cortland woman is facing multiple drug charges following a traffic stop and arrest by the Cortland County Drug Task Force on Friday, according to a Cortland County Sheriff’s Office report.

According to the report, the County Drug Task Force, with assistance from city police, conducted a traffic stop through a narcotics investigation Friday afternoon. During the investigation, Nicole L. Evener, 37, was stopped for “traffic infractions and for driving with a suspended driver’s license,” the report notes.

The task force discovered that Evener was in possession of over seven ounces of methamphetamine, 110 bags of heroin, Oxycodone pills, a Vyvanse pill, approximately two ounces of “Molly”, packaging materials, a scale, a loaded firearm and an undisclosed amount of US Currency, the report states.

The controlled substances found in Evener’s possession have an approximate street value of $24,500, according to the report.

Evener has been charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (a Class-A (II) Felony), third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (a Class-B Felony), second-degree criminal possession of a weapon (a Class-C Felony), two counts of second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia (a Class-A Misdemeanor), three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (a Class-A Misdemeanor), second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation (a misdemeanor), obstructed view (a traffic infraction) and unlicensed operator (a traffic infraction).

Evener was arraigned and is currently being held at the Cortland County Jail with no bail set. She is due to appear in city court at 11 a.m. Wednesday.