ITHACA, N.Y. – Police executed a narcotics search warrant at a home in Ithaca in the early morning hours on Wednesday, officials said.

Police said members of multiple law enforcement agencies responded to a residence at 224 Wood Street around 4:30 a.m. with the warrant. Members of the Ithaca Police Department SWAT Team, IPD Investigations Division, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office and Cornell University Police Department were all present at the scene.

According to a press release, the residence was secured by the SWAT team and two occupants were apprehended. Upon searching the home, police said a ‘large quantity’ of methamphetamine was seized.

Items indicative of narcotics sales such as packaging materials, scales and over $9,000 in cash were also located at the scene, police said. A search of the vehicles on the property was also conducted, where officers located a loaded firearm.

Johnny J. Lucena, 25, was charged with felonies third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.