Drug charges follow Cortlandville Tractor Supply robbery

Two men from the town of Cortland are facing felony charges following an investigation into a complaint about a man who stole from Tractor Supply on Route 13 and then took off in a vehicle.

Cortland County Sheriff’s officials said they were called to the business in the town of Cortlandville on Sunday, Aug. 7 when Tractor Supply staff said they saw a man steal something and then drive off.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (File)

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (File)

Deputies, who were nearby when the call came in, were able to find a vehicle that matched the description given by the employees and stopped it.

During the investigation, authorities said they discovered that Michael Rogers, 54, and Anthony Sigler, 29, both of the city of Cortland, also matched the description of the suspects given by store employees.

Deputies say they discovered there was ‘a substantial amount’ of heroin and methamphetamine packaged for sale in Rogers and Sigler’s vehicle.

Rogers and Sigler are each charged with two counts of criminal possession of a third-degree controlled substance. It’s a class B felony.

The sheriff’s office said Rogers was already free on his own recognizance from an arrest that was made by the Cortland County Drug Task Force on May 25.e, 2022. In this case, Rogers is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell methamphetamine and heroin, multiple counts of possession of drug paraphernalia in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in 5e Degree with intention to sell.

For August 7e arrest, Rogers was sent to the Cortland County Jail.

Seigler was released on his own recognizance after Sunday’s arrest and was ordered to appear in court in Cortlandville later this month.

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