Police find half a million dollars in marijuana, other drugs in Binghamton bust


New York State Police found 105 pounds of marijuana and other drugs worth close to $500,000 in a bust in Binghamton Friday.

Naami Islam, 22, and Melissa F. Pincus, 21, both of Binghamton, face several felony drug charges, state police said in a news release Monday.

Members of the state police and the Vestal Police Department first found two pounds of marijuana when they stopped a vehicle on Murray Street for a traffic violation. Further investigation lead to a search of a home at 64 Oak St.

Here’s what police said they found inside the residence:

  • 103 pounds of marijuana worth more than $412,000
  • 60 commercially packaged boxes of Ghost brand .500 ml concentrated cannabis vapor cartridges worth $38,000
  • 224 canisters of medical-grade flavored marijuana worth $10,000
  • 3 grams of cocaine
  •  $37,000 in cash
  • A commercial grade money counter
  • Drug paraphernalia and packaging.

The two were sent to the Broome County Jail without bail.

Source – https://www.syracuse.com/crime/2018/12/police-find-half-a-million-dollars-in-marijuana-other-drugs-in-binghamton-bust.html