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2 people arrested following drug incident, altercation at Otsego County Jail

39-year-old Nancy Callahan of Richfield Springs and 32-year-old Mark Russitano of Utica (Photos provided by the Otsego County Sheriff's Office)

Two local people are facing charges for unrelated incidents involving drugs and an altercation at the Otsego County Jail.

Posted: May 8, 2018 2:45 PM
Updated: May 8, 2018 2:51 PM

Two local people are facing charges for unrelated incidents involving drugs and an altercation at the Otsego County Jail, according to the Otsego County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say 39-year-old Nancy Callahan of Richfield Springs was allegedly found with crack cocaine at the correctional facility on May 2. She’s charged with felony first-degree promoting prison contraband and misdemeanor seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Callahan was arraigned in the Town of Otsego Court and sent to the Otsego County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. She’s scheduled to reappear in court on May 9.

On Monday, May 7, 32-year-old Mark Russitano of Utica was allegedly involved in a physical fight with another inmate at the jail. He’s charged with second-degree attempted assault while confined at a correctional facility.

Back in March, Russitano was arrested after he allegedly stole from the Oneonta Walmart, and prior to that he was arrested in January for allegedly stealing a car.

Russitano was arraigned in the Town of Middlefield court and he’s scheduled to reappear in court on May 16.

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