(WKTV) - Two Utica residents face drug-related charges after a shots fired call led police to the men, Utica Police said.
Nathaniel Sessoms, 26, faces a felony charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, and two misdemeanor charges: criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tyrell Brown, 20, faces misdemeanor charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to police, officers were responding to a shots fired call Monday night around 10 p.m. in the 1600 block of Dudley Avenue. While officers were responding, they received another call of an injury accident at Seymour Avenue and Arthur Avenue.
Officers who responded to the accident found the vehicle that caused the wreck and been abandoned by the occupants, and it may have been involved in the shots fired called. Officers surrounded the area and began searching for the occupants. Two men were eventually found in a yard hiding behind a shed, officials said.
According to police, after taking the men into custody officers found a .45-caliber handgun in the yard. After checking the vehicle, officers found a quantity of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and materials used to package drugs. Officers also found that the car the men were in had several bullet holes in it.
Police believe the men were parked in the 1600 block of Dudley Avenue when another vehicle approached and fired several shots at them. The men then fled, when they struck a vehicle at Seymour and Arthur avenues. The shots fired suspects are still at large. Officers said two houses were also struck with gunfire.