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Search leads to drug charges for Tompkins County man

A Tompkins County man is behind bars after the Ithaca SWAT team search a home Friday morning.

Around 5 am Friday, the SWAT team served a search a warrant at a home on Sapsucker Wood Road near Hanshaw Road. Ithaca Police say officers recovered about 1.5 ounces of cocaine, about $7,000 cash, and scales commonly used to weigh drugs.



Police arrested the man living in that home, 31-year-old Lucas Monroe.

He’s charged with two counts of 3rd degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Monroe is being held in the Tompkins County Jail on $5,000 bail.

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