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Auburn man facing several felony charges after threatening person with a gun, being found with 12 grams of cocaine

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An Auburn man has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies after Auburn Police found drugs and a gun in his pick-up truck during a traffic stop.

Jessie Wright, who was involved in a harassment complaint earlier in the night where he allegedly threatened to use a gun, was pulled over just after 1 a.m. on Thursday. Police say Wright was uncooperative during the traffic stop and was seen clenching his fist to conceal something in his hand. The officer who pulled him over noticed a white substance in Wright’s hand, which police say tested positive for cocaine and weighed more than 12 grams.


Upon searching Wright’s truck, police say they discovered an unloaded 9mm handgun and more than 80 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms, which tested positive for Psilocybin. Wright was subsequently arrested and taken to the Cayuga County Jail.

He now faces four felony charges, including three counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of criminal weapons possession. The incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of drug use and the importance of law enforcement in keeping the community safe.