Stolen handguns, heroin, crack seized in Tompkins County drug bust

TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. — Heroin, crack and stolen handguns were seized this week during a Tompkins County drug bust.

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The bust closed a two-month investigation into heroin dealing in Tompkins County, said the New York State Police. Devon C. Miller, 33, of Trumansburg, was arrested after troopers searched his vehicle and home at 68 Hector St.

Troopers executed search warrants Wednesday for Miller’s residence and his 2002 BMW SUV.

Troopers said they seized about 2.6 ounces of heroin, half an ounce of crack cocaine, 2 ounces of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana were seized. Troopers also seized three loaded handguns, over $8,500 worth of cash, a drug scale, a bulletproof vest and the SUV.

Two of the handguns were stolen from the Tompkins County area, troopers said. The third handgun was defaced, troopers said.

Mille stands accused of selling heroin, along with possessing and intending to sell heroin and cocaine. He also is accused of having stolen handguns and illegally possessing weapons.

Troopers lodged 15 charges against Miller:

    • Two counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, a felony

    • Four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony

    • Four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony

    • Fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony

    • Second-degree criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor

    • Second-degree criminal nuisance, a misdemeanor.

    • Second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor

    • Unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation

Miller was arraigned in Ulysses Town Court. He is being held in the Tompkins County Jail without bail, troopers said.

State police’s Community Narcotics Enforcement Team was assisted by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department, the Ithaca Police Department and the Trumansburg Village Police Department, troopers said.