Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say they found a huge amount of methamphetamine, measuring in pounds, not grams, during a stop of an unregistered vehicle in the Big Lots parking lot February 19.

Cortland County evidence photo

 

Authorities say they noticed the vehicle in the parking lot on Route 281 in the Town of Cortlandville at 8:19 a.m. and found over four pounds of meth, a loaded handgun, 15 grams of marijuana and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Cortland County Sheriff mug shot Kyle Leeper

35-year-old Kyle Leeper, who is listed as homeless, is charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy as well as misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon and obstructing governmental administration, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, driving without a license and visibility distorted by broken glass.  He was sent to the Cortland County Jail without bail.

Cortland County Sheriff mug shot Arlene Rodriquez

35-year-old Arlene Rodriquez of Montebello, California is charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy, misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon and a violation of unlawful possession of marijuana.  She was also sent to the Cortland County Jail without bail.

Authorities say the investigation is continuing and more charges are possible.