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June 19, 2013

Three men arrested on felony drug charges

Police say they seized 409 bags of heroin

Staff Report
The Daily Star

ONEONTA — Oneonta police arrested three men Tuesday night and charged them with possession of illegal drugs worth an estimated $8,000.

According to an Oneonta Police Department news release, at approximately 8:30 p.m.,a patrol division responded to a reported fight at 40 Maple St. The fight had ended before the police arrived, but an investigation indicated that the altercation may have been drug-related.

The patrol and detective division found a large quantity of drugs, cash, and a firearm resulting in the arrest on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree of Terell S. Hardy, 37,  and Jose M. Gonzalez, 20, from the Bronx, and David A. Kohls, 21, of Oneonta.

The Class B felony charges could result in up to nine years in prison.

Seized were the following items, police said:

• 409 bags of heroin and packaging material with a street value of approximately $8000;

• $2,992 in cash;

• 5.8 Grams of marijuana;

• A .22 Ruger Rifle;

• Two hydrocodone pills and

• Two hypodermic needles

The suspects were arraigned in front of Judge Lucy Bernier and remanded to the Otsego County Correctional Facility. Bail was set at  $25,000 bail for Kohls and $30,000 each for Hardy and Gonzalez.