Three men arrested after drug search in Owego

By Suzanne Proulx

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Three men arrested after drug search in Owego

February 3, 2014 Updated Feb 3, 2014 at 7:33 PM EDT

Owego, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Three Owego men face various charges after a drug search at their apartment.

New York State Police arrested Matthew J. McCarthy, 28, William Bish IV, 38, and James Sauer, 23, on Thursday morning.

State police, along with Owego, Endicott and Vestal Police searched their second floor apartment at 88 S. Depot St. in Owego.

The search found heroin, scales, packaging materials and hypodermic needles.

State police said the investigation revealed that the men where using the apartment as a place for people to purchase and use heroin.

All three men were arraigned in Owego Village Court and taken to the Tioga County Jail. Bish is being held without bail. McCarthy and Sauer is being held on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

Charges:
Matthew J. McCarty:

-Criminal possession of a controlled substance, third degree, Class B felony
-Criminal nuisance, first degree, Class E felony
-Two counts, criminally using drug paraphernalia, second degree, Class A misdemeanor
-Criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, Class A misdemeanor
-Unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation

William Bish IV:
-Criminal nuisance, first degree, Class E felony
-Two counts, criminally using drug paraphernalia, second degree, Class A misdemeanor
-Criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, Class A misdemeanor

James M. Sauer:
-Criminal nuisance, first degree, Class E felony
-Two counts, criminally using drug paraphernalia, second degree, Class A misdemeanor
-Criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, Class A misdemeanor