A Tompkins County man is jailed on multiple charges including grand larceny after he fled from police during a drug deal that he agreed to be a part of for law enforcement.
Allestir Forest was outfitted with a 5-THOUSAND dollar electronic transmitting and recording device from law enforcement to be used in a sting to catch a suspected drug trafficker in the county. The 29-year-old Freeville man was given 120-dollars in cash for the drug purchase, which he was supposed to set up with the dealer using the recording device in a public area. Instead, Forest failed to meet with the trafficker and then ran from the scene where police told them to meet. The recording device was intentionally discarded in the area of South Plain Street. The cash was never recovered.
Forest was eventually caught and additionally charged with petit larceny, tampering with physical evidence and obstructing governmental administration.