Dryden, N.Y. — A Dryden man has taken responsibility for the drugs and cash seized in two different residences in the town on Wednesday, according to court records.


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Rufus Lomax, 39, 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 arrested earlier this week.

New court records show that Lomax told law enforcement that the drugs seized at two different locations — 13 German Cross Road and 41 Besemer Hill Road — belong to him.

Lomax also told police that the cocaine and crack cocaine he was carrying when he arrived at the police station also belong to him, according to records.

“The crack cocaine and cocaine I had on my person when I came to the police station was mine and mine alone,” he said, according to a sworn deposition filed in Dryden Town Court.

Lomax goes on in the records to say that there are scales and packaging materials at the German Cross Road location that are his. He also says that he has approximately 100 grams of cocaine and cash “in a clear hefty bag with laundry” in the Besemer Hill Road location.

Lomax says his girlfriend had no role or knowledge of the drugs.

“She does not assist me in picking up, dropping off, selling or transporting the drugs in any way,” he says.

The police interview with Lomax was conducted at 1:36 a.m. on Wednesday in the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office processing room.

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

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Jeff Stein

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