GROTON, N.Y.—The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on drug distribution charges Friday afternoon after discovering a sizable amount of cocaine and heroin during a traffic stop.

According to a press release from Sheriff Derek Osborne, deputies stopped Tyrone Little on Peruville Road in the Town of Groton. During the stop, Osborne stated, they “observed drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle,” after which police searched the car. Osborne did not disclose the reason for the traffic stop.

During the search, police found 12 grams of suspected powder cocaine, four small packaged baggies of suspected crack cocaine, eight small packaged baggies of suspected heroin, a scale with verification weights, a ledger and more packaging materials, according to Osborne.

At Little’s home during a subsequent search, 81 additional grams of suspected powder cocaine were found along with several guns.

Little was charged with two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Each count is a felony.

Little was awaiting arraignment as of Saturday.

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