Deputies Discover Handgun during Marcellus Traffic Stop

Town of Marcellus, New York- The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office has charged two people following a traffic stop in the Town of Marcellus. On January 27th, at approximately 2:41 PM, a sheriff’s deputy patrolling in the 3000 block of West Seneca Turnpike in the Town of Marcellus observed a Chevrolet Impala operating in violation of several New York State Vehicle & Traffic Laws. Upon conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle and speaking with the operator, the deputy discovered that the operator did not possess a driver’s license. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was unregistered, uninspected, uninsured and had switched plates.

Prior to having the vehicle towed, a search of the vehicle was conducted which revealed approximately 41 packets of heroin, a loaded Zastava 7.65mm handgun and an additional loaded magazine. The driver, 28-yearold Ahamad Pringle of Syracuse and his passenger, Kimberly Bussher (18) of North Syracuse, were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd and 7th degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the 2nd degree. In addition to the weapons charge, Pringle was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the 3rd degree for having been previously convicted of a crime and was also issued several traffic tickets.

Pringle and Bussher were both arraigned yesterday evening in Centralized Arraignment Court. Pringle is currently being held in the Justice Center without bail. Bussher was released-Pre-Trial.