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2 charged after police find 100-plus lbs. of pot in home

December 31, 2018

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been charged after police seized more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of marijuana and other drugs at a Binghamton home.

New York State Police say the agency’s anti-drug enforcement team and local police stopped a vehicle in Binghamton last Friday for a traffic violation. Officials say 2 pounds (1 kilogram) of marijuana was found in the car.

A search warrant issued for a home in Binghamton led to police finding 103 pounds (47 kilograms) of marijuana with a street value of more than $400,000, plus another $48,000 in concentrated cannabis vapor cartridges and canisters of medical-grade flavored pot.

Police also found cocaine and $37,000 in cash.

A 21-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were arrested on various drug charges and sent to the Broome County Jail without bail.