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Ithaca Man Arrested on Serious Charges After Search Warrant for Weapons and Drugs trafficking

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Authorities say an Ithaca man faces serious charges after a search warrant was executed at an address in the city turned up drugs and weapons.

On June 20 Ithaca Police and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office arrested Omar J. Punter, 41, after executing a search warrant for weapons and narcotics trafficking. Punter was found on Cypress Court in the Town of Ithaca.


Searches were conducted at Punter’s residence on Cypress Court and another location on N. Geneva Street in Ithaca. During the search, authorities discovered suspected crack cocaine in Punter’s possession.

Punter was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the fourth degree, a Class D Felony. He was arraigned at Tompkins County CAP Court and is being held without bail.