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2 face charges after police discover illegal activity in South Utica Plaza

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV)--Authorities say they arrested two men after an investigation with the help of the Utica Police Department's Metro Narcotics Unit and the U.S. Marshals office.

According to the Utica Police Department Jared Burdick, 26, of Utica and Michael Logalbo, 22, of Whitesboro were attempting to sell and distribute illegal drugs in the South Utica Plaza on Aug 28.

Police say investigators conducted a traffic stop with a car in the parking lot when they discovered a hypodermic needle, that tested positive for heroin. Officers also found a smoking device that tested positive for marijuana along with four envelopes that contained heroin.

Burdick and Logalbo are being charged with criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, possession of marijuana and several traffic violations.

Police say more charges are pending, for another woman who was in the car during the investigation.

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