Binghamton University Student Faces Drug, Weapon Charges
A junior at Binghamton University from Ulster County faces several drug and weapon counts after a month-long investigation.
Authorities say Anthony Hilmi was in possession of more than nine ounces of suspected cocaine when his vehicle was stopped.
Investigators say Hilmi was returning to Binghamton from New York City when the vehicle was pulled over.
Police later searched Hilmi's room at the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house at 196 State Street in downtown Binghamton. They say they seized the suspected drug known as Ecstasy, hallucinogenic mushrooms and suspected marijuana. They also found two bags of pills containing suspected steroids and Ambien pills.
Investigators say they also discovered a twelve-gauge shotgun, two brass knuckles and $3,890 in cash.
Police also seized a 1993 Mercedes-Benz sedan.
Hilmi was charged with six counts of possession of a controlled substance. He also was charged with marijuana possession and two counts of weapon possession. He faces one count of criminally using drug paraphernalia.
Hilmi, whose listed home address is in in Accord, was arraigned in Binghamton city court and then sent to Broome County Jail.