Police find 100 bags of heroin on NYC man in Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH – There was another sizable heroin bust here Thursday when city police arrested a New York City man after finding 112 bags of the drug in his possession.

It began with a traffic stop of a 2013 Dodge Avenger at 1:55 p.m. on Cornelia Street. When city police investigated, they found the drugs with one of the car’s occupants, Ervin Cummings, 48, of Brooklyn. They charged him with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class B felony.

The estimated street value of the heroin is over several thousand dollars, according to the Adirondack Drug Task Force, which consists of Plattsburgh police, state police, Clinton County’s sheriff’s department and district attorney’s office, and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, Border Patrol and Homeland Security Investigations.

There have been several heroin busts in the North Country recently. One of the biggest came in Plattsburgh a week ago, when police found two men from Schenectady and Scotia in possession of 600 bags of the drug worth an estimated $30,000. Heroin and heroin dealers have also been found in Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake recently.