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Two men found with huge amount of heroin in Cortland

Leonel A. Evans

Two men were arrested in Cortland after police say they caught them with a huge amount of heroin in a taxi.

Cortland Police were trying to find a person wanted by the New York City Police Department when they received a tip that the person may be in a cab.

Officers stopped a taxi at about 11:30 am Tuesday and found 18-year-old Zyhd D. Marks and 22-year-old Leonel A. Evans in the cab with 129 individual packets of heroin and several hypodermic syringes.

Both men were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. Police also confiscated more than $300 in cash.

The men are being held in the Cortland County Correctional Facility on no bail.

The investigation is ongoing.

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