Two people were arrested Tuesday on drug charges during the investigation into the death of SUNY Oneonta student Daniel Michaels, according to the Oneonta Police Department.
Police say a search warrant was executed at a residence at 34 Academy St., Oneonta, as part of the investigation into 18-year-old Michaels’ death, which occurred on Dec. 2. As a result of the search, 20-year-old Steven Fleming of Levittown, Nassau County was charged with possession of marijuana, and 20-year-old Luke Spencer of Mineola, Nassau County was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
The search led to the discovery of a quantity of marijuana that belonged to Fleming and about 1 gram of cocaine with an estimated street value of $100 that was found in Spencer’s living space, according to police.
Police say that neither of the arrests were directly linked to Michaels’ death, and the drugs they recovered from the residence are not believed to have contributed to his death.
Authorities said previously that at the time of his death, Michaels had a mixture of drugs and alcohol in his system.