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Felony drug charges, three arrested after two search warrants executed at Auburn homes

Police made three arrests altogether over the course of two days related to the illegal sale of drugs in the city of Auburn.

On Wednesday around 2:55 p.m. members of the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 5 Cross St. in the city of Auburn as part of an investigation into the sale of cocaine.

Investigators recovered 1/8 oz. of cocaine, inositol powder, two digital scales, and other packaging material. They also found upwards of $4,500 in cash.


As result, Harry Hurst III, 41, of that address was charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and other misdemeanors. He was arraigned and will answer the charges at a later date.

On Tuesday, a search warrant was executed at 3 Spring St., where police recovered a half-ounce of cocaine, and more than 130 pills with a combined weight of over 50 grams.

Ingrid L. Lawrence, 47, and Joseph T. Vest, 47, both of that address were charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and other misdemeanors.

They will also answer the charges at a later date in local court.



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