TRUMANSBURG, N.Y. — Two men are facing charges after police say they robbed a person at the GrassRoots festival Sunday and were found with cocaine.

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Police said officers responded to the robbery around 5 p.m. after a person was reportedly forced to the ground by two men and robbed of clothes and $3,000 in cash.

Aaron L. Peterson, 31, of Rochester, and Hezekiah Wilson, 33, of Bath, were charged with felony second-degree robbery in connection with the incident. Wilson was also charged with felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance after he was found with about 44.9 grams of cocaine.

Both men were arraigned in the town of Ulysses court. Peterson was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of posting $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond. Wilson is being held without bail.

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