Two N.Y. men face drug trafficking charges in State College

Two Amherst, N.Y., men have been charged in connection with alleged drug trafficking in State College, according to Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Kane announced Tuesday that Evan Poling, 20, and Eduardo “Eddie” Rivera, 28 each has been charged with three counts of possession with intent to deliver cocaine and one count of possession of a controlled substance. Poling faces an additional charge of criminal use of a communication facility.

The charges are the result of an investigation between the state Bureau of Narcotics Investigation and the Centre County Drug Task Force using a confidential informant.

The suspects were arrested Saturday at a predetermined location, where agents seized seven ounces of cocaine with a street value of about $20,000. Authorities said the amount of cocaine is significant for State College, where typically one gram of cocaine sells for $100, Kane said in a news release.

Both suspects were placed in the Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $150,000 cash bail.