A several month-long, joint investigation by the Oneida County Sheriff's Office and Herkimer Police has led to the arrests of three people on drug charges.

The investigation was related to the distribution of cocaine and crack cocaine in Oneida County and the Village of Herkimer.

34-year old Christopher Dixon of Utica and 33-year old Michael Dixon and 35-year old Nicole Levett of Herkimer are charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance

Dixon and Levett were also charged with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child after investigators found four children living in the home that the drugs were being distributed from.

The Sheriff's Office says police seized cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash from homes on Belle Avenue in Utica and Walnut Street in Herkimer.