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Police: Felony arrest in Seneca Falls after traffic stop along Rt. 414

On Monday at 9:53 p.m. the Seneca Falls Police Department arrested an Ithaca resident following a traffic stop on State Route 414.

Lanard Davis, 39, of Ithaca was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for speed in zone. The driver of the vehicle is on New York State Parole, which led to further investigation, according to police.

Police say they observed an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle. While interviewing Davis, he provided police with a false name and was detained. While standing roadside he also attempted to conceal a large bag containing a white powdery substance. Police saw Davis attempt to throw it under the vehicle.

After additional investigation – another bag, believed to contain cocaine was discovered by police.

Davis refused to cooperate with police during the arrest and processing, as result he was charged with obstructing governmental administration, two counts of felony criminal possession of a controlled substance, and false impersonation.

The total estimated weight of the cocaine was over 90 grams with a value of several thousand dollars, according to police. Davis was transported to the Seneca County Correctional Facility to await arraignment.

He will be due back in the Town of Seneca Falls Court at a later date to answer the charges.

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