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Ithaca man, Lansing woman arrested on weapons and drug charges

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An Ithaca man and a Lansing woman were arrested early Friday after police found a gun and drugs during a traffic stop.

Terri L. Meddaugh, 60, and Michael C. Gilmore, 29, were stopped in a Chevrolet Malibu on Sheraton Drive at 1:15 a.m. Deputies from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office identified Gilmore, who was wanted, inside the car. While arresting him, they saw .380 ammunition and drug paraphernalia.

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A search of the vehicle revealed a Ruger LCP .380 semi-automatic pistol, suspected methamphetamine, a crack pipe, and more .380 ammo under Gilmore’s seat. Gilmore was also hiding three vials of suspected heroin/fentanyl.

Both were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. They are held in Tompkins County Jail on $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond bail.