A traffic stop conducted by the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force on Monday, April 1st, 2024, led to the seizure of a firearm and narcotics in Binghamton. During the stop in the area of Route 363 Northbound and Old State Road, investigators made the discovery.

The items seized during the operation include a loaded 9mm Taurus brand handgun, a high capacity 9mm handgun magazine, approximately 71 grams (2.5 ounces) of fentanyl/heroin, and $1,175.00 in suspected drug proceeds.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of Mehki J. Littles, who was taken into custody and transported to the Binghamton Police Department to face charges. Littles has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree (1 count), criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree (1 count), criminal possession of a firearm (1 count), and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (4 counts).

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The discovery and subsequent arrest highlight the ongoing efforts of law enforcement agencies in Broome County to combat illegal activities and ensure the safety of the community. The successful operation serves as a reminder of the dedication and vigilance of the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force in their mission to maintain peace and security.

Authorities remain committed to upholding the law, removing dangerous weapons and narcotics from the streets, and pursuing justice against individuals involved in criminal activities. The seizure of the firearm and narcotics during the traffic stop is a significant step forward in achieving these objectives and serves as a strong deterrent to potential offenders.

The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force continues to work diligently to maintain the safety and well-being of the community. Through collaborative efforts and ongoing initiatives, law enforcement agencies remain resolute in their commitment to creating a secure environment for all residents of Binghamton and Broome County.

12 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- April 2024

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 4/01/2024:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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