ITHACA, N.Y. — A man taken into custody Monday afternoon in Ithaca allegedly had more than 100 prescription pills and cocaine, in addition to guns, in his vehicle  court records show.

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Corbin D. Whyte, 31, of Ithaca, is facing felony charges for two counts to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was pulled over in a traffic stop Monday and officials said there was a warrant for his arrest. A search warrant issued for his vehicle — which police said smelled like marijuana — yielded seven guns and drugs, Ithaca Police said in a news release.


Court records state that police found the following items in the vehicle:

  • 46 Morphine sulfate extended release pills (Schedule two controlled substance)
  • 4 Lorazepam 1 mg pills (Schedule four controlled substance)
  • 97 Tramadol 50 mg pills (Schedule 4 controlled substance)
  • Cocaine
  • multiple cell phones
  • $1,14.20 in cash
  • Materials consistent with the sale of drugs, including a scale with suspected drug residue, microzip baggies and packaging material
  • Seven guns
  • Hundreds of rounds of ammunition

Court officials said Whyte is being held at the Tompkins County Jail without bail and schedule to appear in Ithaca City Court at 2 p.m. Friday for a felony preliminary hearing.

According to online records, he has previously been convicted of felony second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and tampering with physical evidence.  Both felony charges contributed to him being held without bail.

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Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.