Ithaca, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Sheriff announced today that a Dryden man faces felony drug charges after two residences were searched.


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Around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the sheriff’s office — along with Ithaca and state police — executed a search warrant on two residences connected to Rufus Lomax, 39.

During the searches, law enforcement found over 8 ounces of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, narcotics packaging material and more than $21,000 in U.S. Currency, according to a news release.

The houses are at 13 German Cross Road and 41 Besemer Hill Road.

“The search warrant was a result of a multi-agency investigation involving narcotics trafficking,” a statement said.

Lomax was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree. Both charges are felonies

“Lomax was arraigned in the Town of Dryden Court before Judge Clauson and was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on no bail. Lomax is to reappear in the Town of Dryden Court on Monday, March 23, 2015.”

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.