LANSING, N.Y. — Police have taken a man into custody after finding an array of drugs in his Lansing home while executing a search warrant.

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Charles Padmore Jr., 31, of 41 Dart Drive is charged with felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell. Other charges are pending.

Around 5 p.m. on Sept. 9, police said they found 210 bags of heroin, about 22 grams of cocaine, about 5 grams of an unidentified powder, approximately 8 grams of molly, 15 tablets of ecstasy and $2,492. The street value of the drugs is estimated to be worth $7,425.

The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said the drug bust was a joint effort carried out with the Ithaca Police Department, New York State Parole, New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and the New York State Police K-9 Unit.

Padmore is in custody with no bail on a parole violation. He was previously convicted of two felony counts of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, record show. 

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Jolene Almendarez

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