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Auburn man pleads guilty to possessing narcotics with intent to sell

An Auburn man has admitted to possessing drugs with the intent to sell.

Nathan Smith, 26, of Auburn, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony. During his plea, he told the court he intended to sell Suboxone, a narcotic often used to treat addiction.

Cayuga County District Attorney Jon Budelmann said Smith was participating in drug treatment court late last year when officers suspected he was selling narcotics, and after a months-long investigation, the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at his home. The search uncovered more than $2,900 and 17 Suboxone sublingual films, which Smith said he planned to sell for cash.

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