ITHACA, N.Y. — A teen, who is facing felony charges after police allegedly found drugs in his Cornell suite, was arraigned at the Tompkins County courthouse Wednesday afternoon.

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Court records show that, Lehman Schwab, 19, was taking a nap on his roommate’s bed when police executed a search warrant in his suite room, 251-C, in the Hans Bethe House, a west campus residence hall.

Police reported that they found about 19 grams of cocaine along with small ziplock bags and a digital scale officers believe was being used to sell the product.

He’s charged with two counts of felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

During the arraignment, Schwab appeared in front of Judge John Rowley with his new attorney John Stevens. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eliza Filipowski.

According to court documents, Schwab is in a Florida treatment center and a counselor at the facility recommended that he return to continue treatment.

Any visits to his home in New York must be approved by officials.

Schwab remains released on his own recognizance.

A conference between attorneys is scheduled for later this month.

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Jolene Almendarez

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