ITHACA, N.Y. — A Dryden man pled guilty Monday afternoon to possessing cocaine police found during a raid at two homes in March.

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Rufus Lomax, 39, plead guilty to felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance as part of a plea deal.

Rufus Lomax

Court records show that the deal means prosecutors will ask for 5 years of determinate incarceration, three years of post release supervision, a suspended driver’s license and the forfeiture of $21,000 seized at the scene.

Lomax was originally facing felony charges for two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and one count of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Officials raided homes at 13 German Cross Road and 41 Besemer Hill Road on March 18 where they found over 8 ounces of cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, narcotics packaging material and more than $21,000 in U.S. currency.

Court records show that Lomax had 100 grams of cocaine in his possession.

The multiagency drug bust included efforts by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, Ithaca Police Department and New York State Police.

Lomax is scheduled to be sentenced September 22.

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