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Two face felony charges after illegal drugs, weapons seized in Newfield search

In a significant operation on February 29 the Ithaca-Tompkins Specialized Response Team executed a search warrant in the town of Newfield.

The operation was a part of an ongoing investigation targeting the illegal sale of firearms and narcotics within the City of Ithaca.

This led to the search of a vehicle, residence, and two individuals, identified as George E. Green Jr., 47, and Joe L. Hawes, 60.


The search yielded an array of illegal items, including an unlawfully possessed shotgun, a handgun, suspected narcotic sales proceeds, and a significant amount of narcotics.

Subsequently, Green and Hawes face serious charges, including two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance. All of the charges are felonies, police said in a press release.

Following the operation, both Green and Hawes were detained for arraignment at the Tompkins County Jail.