SENECA FALLS — An Ithaca man who police said had cocaine with a street value of several thousand dollars faces two felony drug charges after his arrest late Monday night.
Lanard J. Davis, 39, was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (class B felony). He also was charged with misdemeanor offenses of second-degree obstruction of governmental administration and false personation.
Davis was arrested after police stopped the vehicle he was in about 10 p.m. Monday on Route 414. Davis was a passenger in the vehicle, which was stopped for speeding.
Police said the driver, who was not named, is on parole and was questioned along with Davis.
Police said Davis gave them a false name and after getting out of the vehicle, threw a large bag containing a white powdery substance under the vehicle. Police added that while frisking Davis, they found another bag of suspected crack cocaine on him.
Police said the estimated combined weight of both bags was more than 90 grams.
Davis is accused of refusing to cooperate with police, leading to the obstruction charge. He was taken to the Seneca County Jail for arraignment.