Two Arrested For Allegedly Possessing Prescription Opiates
Utica, NY (WIBX) – Two local men are facing drug charges after a traffic stop on the 1100 block of Mohawk Street. Law enforcement officials say they arrested 23-year-old Mikel Pugliese of Herkimer, and 24-year-old Ryan Leuenberger of Utica, around 2:00 p.m. on Monday.
Both men are charged with 7th Degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance for allegedly having the highly potent opiate prescription drug Oxymorphone. Officials say that Oxymorphone is a scheduled II controlled substance. The men are also charged with Possessing a Controlled Substance not in its original container.