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Two charged after drug bust in Auburn apartment

Two charged after drug bust in Auburn apartment


Some of the items seized in a drug bust in Auburn on Tuesday.

Two individuals face charges after multiple law enforcement agencies served a search warrant on Tuesday afternoon at an apartment in Auburn.

According to an Auburn Police Department press release, at approximately 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, members of the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force with assistance from the Auburn Police Department Emergency Response Team, the Auburn Police Department K-9 unit and the New York Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 51 Orchard St., upper apartment, following an investigation into the illegal sales of narcotics.

Floyd I. Chavis, 36, was charged with three felonies, one count of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree possession of a weapon and one count of possession of a firearm. Chavis also faces misdemeanor charges of two counts of using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Lynn M. Boothroyd, 45, was charged with one count of first-degree criminal nuisance.

Auburn police said more charges may be forthcoming and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case.


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