LANSING, N.Y. – A Lansing woman was arrested at her residence on Wednesday after police found heroin, cocaine and other paraphernalia in her possession.

Sarah R. Monroe, 37, is charged with two counts of felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. She was arraigned in Danby Town Court following her arrest.

The Ithaca SWAT team served a search warrant at the defendant’s residence on Holden Road in Lansing on Wednesday, police say. According to reports officers found an unknown amount of heroin and cocaine, along with scales, packaging materials, cash, and other paraphernalia indicative of sales.

Police say they also found a “small but very detailed” marijuana grow operation in the house as well.

Monroe was remanded to Tompkins County Court without bail.

The Ithaca Police Department and Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the search of the apartment.


Alyvia Covert

Alyvia is a Crime Reporter with The Ithaca Voice. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Journalism and Photography.