Hugo Enrique Ogando, 37, and Miguel de los Santos, 37, were arrested Wednesday on a criminal complaint charging them with one count of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
Ogando and de los Santos made their initial appearance Thursday before Senior District Court Judge Raymond L. Finch. A detention hearing is set for Monday.
According to the complaint, the men were found in possession of approximately four kilograms of a substance that tested positive for cocaine. Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine carries a sentence of not less than five years in prison and up to a maximum of 40 years.
The case is being investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.