On December 28, 2018, members of the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) and the Vestal Police Department stopped a vehicle on Murray Street in the City of Binghamton for a Vehicle and Traffic Law violation.
A search of the vehicle led to the discovery and seizure of approximately two (2) pounds of marihuana. Further investigation lead to the execution of a search warrant on a residence located at 64 Oak Street in the City of Binghamton.
Found within the residence was approximately one hundred and three (103) pounds of commercial grade marijuana (approx. street value = $412,000); sixty (60) commercially packaged boxes of Ghost brand .500 ml concentrated cannabis vapor cartridges (approx. street value = $38,000); two hundred and twenty-four (224) 1/8-ounce canisters of medical grade flavored marijuana (approx. street value = $10,000); approximately three (3) grams of cocaine; approximately $37,000 in cash; a commercial grade money counter and various drug paraphernalia and packaging.
As a result of the investigation, State Police arrested and charged 22-year-old Naami Islam and 21-year-old Melissa F. Pincus, both of Binghamton, NY with one (1) count of Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the First Degree (C-Felony); one count of Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the Third Degree (B-Felony) and one count of Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree (D-Felony).
Both were arraigned in the City of Binghamton Court, where they were remanded to the Broome County Jail without bail.
Members of CNET were assisted at the scene by uniform members of New York State Police Troop C.