State police arrested two men on drug charges following a traffic stop early Thursday on Route 342 in the town of Pamelia.
Antonio D. Beale, 24, of 9202B Gilman Loop, Fort Drum, and Allen C. Ricks, 24, of 8127 Shell Road, Evans Mills, both face charges of fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana. They are accused of possessing crack cocaine and a digital scale.
Mr. Beale also was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Police said a loaded 9 mm pistol was found in the car.
They were being held in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building with bail set at $25,000.