Police charge two in armed robbery in Oneida; say event was initially a drug deal

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CITY OF ONEIDA — Two men have been charged in connection with drug deal turned armed robbery in Oneida. No one was harmed.

Police said Zachary Millson, 22, of Oneida, and Joseph Macri, 21, of Vernon, were involved in a drug deal at about 7 p.m. Feb. 24 on Washington Avenue.

Police said the deal turned into an armed robbery and several shots were fired. Police said the pair fled the scene, and their vehicle was found shortly thereafter in Vernon.

Following an investigation, police said both men were taken into custody on Friday.

Millson and Macri are both charged with one count each of first-degree robbery, fourth-degree conspiracy, both felonies, and petty larceny, authorities stated.

Macri is additionally charged with one count each of second-degree possession of a weapon and first-degree reckless endangerment, both felonies, police said.

Both men were arraigned in City Court and were sent to Madison County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond.

They are scheduled to reappear in court, according to the law enforcers.

Police said the firearm used in the incident has not been recovered.

Anyone with information
on the whereabouts of the
weapon is asked to call police at 315-363-9111. All calls will
be kept confidential, the law enforcers added.

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