A Cortland man is facing numerous felony counts after being found in the parking lot of a closed business in the overnight hours of August 5.

56-year-old David Sneed II is accused of being one of four people in a vehicle in the business parking lot on Route 11 just outside the Village of Homer shortly after midnight August 6 where Sheriff’s Deputies say they found close to $3,000-worth of illegal drugs.

At around 12:23 a.m. an Officer from the Homer Police Department noticed the occupied vehicle in the parking lot in the Town of Homer, just outside the village line and officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s office were called to respond and assist with investigating the suspicious activity.


The Sheriff’s office says during the investigation, four people were found inside the vehicle along with drugs and drug paraphernalia.

According to a Sheriff’s news release, Sneed was found in possession of 86 bags of heroin, around 11 grams of crystal methamphetamine, approximately 3 grams of cocaine, 60 Buprenorphine strips, packaging materials, a scale and cash.

In all, investigators say the drugs were believed to carry a street value of over $2,800.

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Sneed was arrested Tuesday, August 9 and charged with 3 felony counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (in the 3rd Degree), a lesser count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (in the 5th degree, which is a Class D Felony) and misdemeanor Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia (in the 2nd degree).

Sneed was arraigned in Homer Town Court. Due to New York State Bail Reform, he was released on his own recognizance and ordered to appear back in court next month,

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