A man in Endwell, New York has been arrested for keeping meth and fentanyl at his home with the intent to sell. Stephen J. Kutney III, 32, was arrested on Thursday by the Broome County Special Investigations Task Force Unit. The task force executed a search warrant and found undisclosed amounts of meth and fentanyl. Also found were drug paraphernalia, prescription drugs, and $700 in cash from possible drug sales.
As a result, Kutney was charged with counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies in the state of New York. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and criminal use of paraphernalia. This is not Kutney’s first run-in with law enforcement regarding drug-related crimes. In 2014, Kutney was arrested along with three others as law enforcement served a warrant. At that time, law enforcement discovered that Kutney was cooking meth. He was charged with multiple felony counts of drug possession. The incident took place also took place in Kutney’s home at the time.
This bust on Thursday is one of two recent drug busts that were related meth in Broome County. In nearby Endicott, New York, a total of 10 people were arrested on March 5th after a traffic stop that leads to a discovery of meth. Later, that lead to a raid of a home on Arthur Avenue in Endicott. The chain of events occurred after one of the alleged suspects threw out a bag of meth upon discovering law enforcement.
The bust was also done by the Broome County Special Investigations Task Force Unit along with the New York State Police’s Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Endicott Police Department.