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Two accused of heroin possession face felony charges

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A Utica man and a North Carolina man face felony drug charges after they were allegedly found with 67 heroin packets on Nov. 20, the Otsego County Sheriff's Office said.

Bryan Montel Slaughter, 33, of Utica, and Dylon Paul Mager, 22, of Ocracoke, N.C., are charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.

According to officials, sheriff's investigators and Drug Enforcement Administration agents saw suspicious activity in the Oneonta Home Depot parking lot on Nob. 20. Officers then stopped a vehicle driven by Mager on State Route 28 after observing traffic violations. After a traffic stop, 67 packets of heroin and $1,305 in cash were allegedly found on Mager and Slaughter.

Because of previous felony convictions, Slaughter was sent to the Otsego County Correctional Facility without bail and could be sentenced to 15 years to life because of his history. Slaughter, who is currently on parole, was also charged with a parole violation.

Mager's bail was set at $2,500. He faces up to nine years in prison.

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