County Drug Task Force: Man found in possession of variety of drugs

Route 11 in Homer. (Photo Source: Kevin L. Smith of The Cortland Voice).

A City of Cortland man was arrested Tuesday morning after he was found to be in possession of a variety of drugs, according to a Cortland County Drug Task Force report.

According to the report, back on Aug. 6, an officer from Homer Police Department “located an occupied vehicle” in the parking lot of a closed business on Route 11 in the Town of Homer.

With assistance from the county sheriff’s office, officers approached the “suspicious activity in the parking lot,” the report states.

Four people were in the vehicle, along with “illegal drugs and paraphernalia,” the report notes. 

One of the individuals was David M. Sneed II, 56, who was discovered to be in possession of 86 bags of heroin, approximately 11 grams of crystal methamphetamine, approximately three grams of cocaine, 60 Buprenorphine strips, packaging materials, a scale, and U.S. currency.

The report notes that the street value of the drugs found in Sneed’s possession is over $2,800.

According to the report, Sneed was arrested a few days later. He has been charged with three 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 (Subsection 1)) and second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia (a Class-A Misdemeanor, Subsection 3).

Sneed was processed at the county jail, and arraigned at Homer Town Court. He was released on one’s own recognizance. Sneed is due to appear in Homer Town Court at 5 p.m. Sept. 6.