CORTLAND, NY (WIVT/WBGH) – Yesterday, February 9th, the Cortland County Police Department stopped a vehicle in the City of Cortland for a traffic violation.

The driver, 40-year-old Akil Gettys of Brooklyn, was found to be operating the vehicle without a license while also possessing approximately 2 ounces of cocaine.

According to the sheriff’s office, the cocaine has an approximate street value of over $5,700.

Gettys was arrested and transported to the Cortland Counties Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with the following:

  • Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree (Felony)
  • Multiple vehicle and traffic offenses

He was arraigned, released on his own recognizance, and is scheduled to appear in the Cortland City Court on March 1st.