$116,000 in Drugs Seized in Binghamton Raid
Authorities say three men face felony charges after police found heroin and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $116,000 during a search of a Binghamton home.
Police say the arrests followed a several-month-long investigation.
Officials say the drugs were confiscated as a search warrant was executed on Clinton Street in the city's First Ward.
The raid occurred Wednesday morning. Police announced the arrests Thursday.
The Binghamton residents who were arrested are: 46-year-old James Brabham of Clinton Street; 59-year-old Tyrone Thompson of Cary Street; and 62-year-old Joseph Bowles of Thorp Street.
All three men were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia. Brabham and Thompson also were charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
Investigators say 9.8 ounces of unpackaged heroin and 895 bags of heroin packaged for sale were seized. Police also found 5.7 ounces of crack cocaine, a loaded 9mm handgun and $43,000 in suspected drug proceeds.
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