Sheriff Tim Luce says investigators arrested a 48-year-old Trumansburg man on felony drug charges after attempting to arrange for a large quantity of drugs to be delivered to a home in Romulus.
Timothy J. Coffey, age 48, of Trumansburg was charged with Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a Class D Felony, Attempted Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the First Degree, a Class D Felony, and Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Fifth Degree, a Class B Misdemeanor.
The charges stem from an incident where Coffey arranged to have a shipment of about 25 lbs. of marihuana and about 2.5 lbs. of hashish to a residence in the Town of Romulus.
Coffey then responded to the residence and attempted to retrieve the items, but was immediately taken into custody by Sheriff’s Deputies and Sheriff’s Investigators.
The street value of the drugs is estimated to be $125,000 to $150,000.
At the time of the arrest, Coffey also possessed a small quantity of marihuana inside his vehicle. Coffey was arraigned in the Romulus Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail or $1,000 secured bond.
The charges will be answered at a later date.