Heroin, Cocaine Seized Near Endicott Huron Campus
Days after a man was stabbed in this Washington Avenue building, police seized heroin and crack cocaine. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
Police have confiscated heroin and crack cocaine from an Endicott apartment building where a man was stabbed a few days before Christmas.
The drug raid occurred at 10 Washington Avenue, just south of the Huron Campus, where BAE Systems and several other businesses maintain offices.
Authorities say 28-year-old Thomas Lewis was arrested after a search warrant was executed on Monday.
Lewis was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia. He also faces a charge of tampering with physical evidence.
Investigators say they believe Lewis intended to sell the drugs police seized. They say he tried to "conceal the narcotics" but the drugs were recovered.
Lewis was arraigned in Endicott Village Court and sent to Broome County Jail.
Endicott police on December 21 said a 28-year-old man was stabbed by a woman during an early-morning argument in the building at 10 Washington Avenue.
The injured man was taken to a hospital for treatment. It could not be immediately determined if Lewis was the man who had been attacked in that incident.
20-year-old Sky Davis was charged with assault after she was taken into custody at the scene.
Property records show the Washington Avenue building has more than two-dozen rental rooms. The street level storefront is empty.
Endicott police have been working to crack down on violent and drug-related crime following ongoing complaints and concerns expressed by people who work at Huron Campus.
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