A man who was arrested in a Binghamton drug bust has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

59-year-old Tyrone Thompson of Cary Street had been charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Thompson was one of three men arrested last March after police said they found heroin and crack cocaine during a search of a Clinton Street residence.

In addition to the prison time, Thompson on Tuesday was sentenced to three years parole. He also will forfeit $3,217 in suspected drug proceeds.

Investigators had said Thompson was arrested following a lengthy investigation into the selling of heroin and cocaine in the Binghamton area.

Police also arrested 62-year-old Joseph Bowles of Thorp Street and 46-year-old James Brabham of Clinton Street.

Bowles is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday and Brabham is to be sentenced on August 1.

In addition to the drugs, police confiscated a loaded handgun and $43,000 in cash in the First Ward raid.

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