A 40-year-old Newfield man was arrested on a felony charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance following the execution of a search warrant by Ithaca Police.
Joshua Rice was stopped while driving by Ithaca Patrol and was secured without incident. Rice and his car were both taken to police headquarters while authorities searched his residence. That’s where they allegedly found a handgun, more than 3-THOUSAND dollars in currency, packaging materials and a scale consistent with drug sales. Inside of the car, police allegedly found 12-HUNDRED dollars worth of heroin.
Rice was sent to Tompkins County Jail following his arraignment.