A Broome County man who admitted to possessing methamphetamine has received a lengthy prison sentence.

According to the district attorney's office, Colt Hickox of Binghamton had pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Hickox was sentenced in Broome County Court to six years in prison and three years of post-release supervision.

City police said Hickox was arrested after a traffic stop when a vehicle was spotted violating multiple laws.

Hickox was said to have attempted to discard a bag containing drugs and more than $5,000 as officers approached him.

Hickox had acknowledged he possessed more than an eighth of an ounce of meth with the intent to sell it.

The arrest was made by the Binghamton police Community Response Team.

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