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Major cocaine seizure in Auburn drug bust, three arrested

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In a significant drug enforcement operation, the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force arrested three individuals and seized over 800 grams of cocaine in Auburn. Rashan C. Ingram, 33, was the primary target of a months-long investigation for his alleged involvement in narcotics possession, sale, and distribution in Cayuga County.

Following extensive surveillance, search warrants were executed at Ingram’s residence, two vehicles, a stash house, and another property used for drug trafficking. The operation led to the confiscation of 801 grams of cocaine, 71.1 grams of cocaine base (crack), 27 grams of dimethylpentylone (molly), and over $2,000 in cash.

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Ingram faces charges including first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A-1 felony, and two counts of third-degree criminal possession, a class B felony. Additionally, Danielle Ray, 38, was arrested on similar charges. Alicia M. Warner, 34, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and violating Public Health Law on imitation controlled substances, both class A misdemeanors.

Ingram, currently on parole for a second-degree criminal possession of a weapon charge, was taken to the Cayuga County Jail for arraignment, along with Ray. The Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office has requested their remand to the sheriff’s custody pending court proceedings. Warner was processed and released with an appearance ticket for future court dates.

The operation was a collaborative effort involving the Auburn Police Department, New York State Police, Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office, and the Auburn Police Department’s Gun Involved Violence Elimination Team. The task force urges anyone with additional information on the case to contact them at (315) 282-7540.