Two men were arrested at an Otego motel Saturday morning for allegedly possessing drugs.
Jaden L. McEldowney, 22, of Davenport, and Patrick J. Souffrant, 34, of Davenport and Brooklyn, were arrested after a search of their room at Maple Terrace Motel, according to a media release from Otsego deputies.
Souffrant was initially taken into custody for an outstanding arrest warrant from Albany County on a charge of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. When deputies made the arrest, 2 grams of marijuana and a half-gram of crack were visible, deputies said.
Later, a search warrant was executed, and another 10 grams of crack and $256 in U.S. currency was discovered, deputies said.
The men were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance _ both felonies _ and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
McEldowney and Souffrant were arraigned in Otego Town Court. McEldowney was sent to Otsego County jail on $20,000 bail, while Souffrant was being held there without bail.
The two men are to reappear Thursday in the same court for felony hearings.