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Tompkins County Sheriff's Office
Public Safety Building
779 Warren Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Derek R. Osborne, Sheriff 
Business Office: (607) 257-1345

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(607) 272-2444 

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Drug Arrest

On April 24th, 2019 at approximately 1:36 AM, the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office responded to the 2600 Block of North Triphammer Road in the Town of Lansing for a one vehicle crash.  The driver was identied as CATALIN I MACHIDON, age 21 of Ithaca, NY.  During the investigation, deputies located two plastic bags containing 20 prescription pills on the ground near the vehicle.  MACHIDON had admittedly discarded them onto the ground in an attempt to conceal them from police.  

MACHIDON was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Moving From Lane Unsafely.  MACHIDON was later released with an appearance ticket.  He is set to appear in the Town of Lansing Court on May 16th, 2019 at 1:00 PM.