ROME – A Rome deli owner is facing felony charges for allegedly selling drugs out of his store, according to the Rome Police Department.
At approximately 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Rome police executed search warrants at Michael’s Market & Deli, located at 418 W. Dominick St. in Rome, with the help of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.
Police say that during the search they seized a quantity of crack cocaine, marijuana, a digital scale, packaging materials and an undisclosed amount of money.
Deli owner Michael Stevens was arrested and charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, both felonies.
Stevens was arraigned in Rome City Court and his bail was set at $15,000.