Traffic stop leads Syracuse Police to find packets of heroin, loaded handgun inside vehicle

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Syracuse Police found heroin and a loaded handgun during a traffic stop on the southwest side of the city.

At about 6:30 last night, police stopped a vehicle on the 100-block of Sabine Street after the driver committed a traffic infraction.

When approaching the vehicle, the Officer noted that a passenger in the vehicle leaned forward, appearing to reach under his seat. While speaking with the two male occupants in the vehicle, he noted that they appeared to be nervous and were providing conflicting information.

The Officers decided to speak with the occupants separately, and when the passenger exited the vehicle, it was determined that he possessed 38 packets of heroin. Officers also located a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the vehicle.

Police arrested Tyrone A. McKinney Jr., 20, and charged him with traffic infractions, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Firearm.

The passenger, Devon Delee, 21, was charged with Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the 3rd and 7th degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 2nd degree and Criminal Possession of a Firearm.
They were both lodged into the Onondaga County Justice Center. 


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