Corning Police Make Drug Arrest After Search Warrant
CORNING, NY (WENY) -- Corning police arrested a man from Elmira on drug charges following a "no knock" search warrant on the city's north side Friday morning.
Police say around 6:30AM, officers with the Corning Police Department executed the warrant on room #3 at the old Stanton Hotel on Bridge Street, where they seized cash, cocaine, and a large amount of heroin. Officers arrested 30-year-old Marquan Stedman-Jones of Elmira, who is now charged with two counts of 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and one count of 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon.
“The complaints of quality of life issues plague the north-side business district. The Corning Police Department will continue to respond to these complaints and take appropriate enforcement action as the law allows," said Corning Police Chief Jeff Spaulding. “We’ll continue to work together with other law enforcement agencies and do what we can to keep people safe.”
Corning PD says it has received a number of reports regarding drug deals on Bridge Street over the past several weeks. Investigators from Corning Police, Bath Police, and the Steuben County Sheriff's Office have been looking into the complaints.
Stedman-Jones is in the Steuben County jail, awaiting an evening arraignment at the Steuben County Centralized Arraignment Part court. Corning police say based on Stedman-Jones' multiple prior felony convictions, he will be remanded without bail.
Chief Spaulding said the investigation into drug dealing in the area continues, and information will be turned over to the Steuben County District Attorney's office.
A second man from Elmira was the subject of a search warrant later Friday morning, near the East Market Street extension. The individual was stopped, questioned, searched and released without charges.