By Aidan Gardiner, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer
FINANCIAL DISTRICT — They were helping to build the city's highest building — while also helping folks to get high on the side, officials said.
Several undercover officers bought weed from the three workers as part of a seven-month investigation into activity at the site, a Port Authority spokesman said.
The workers — Brian McDermott, John Fama, and Cesar N. Rivera — were employed by Sorbara Construction Corporation and have been banned from the site, the spokesman said
They were charged with criminal posession and sale of marijuana, he added.
"There is no place at the World Trade Center site for those who want to use or sell illegal drugs thereby endangering their coworkers and the public," Port Authority Director Pat Foye said in a statement. " We will not tolerate this behavior, and those who try to get away with it will be caught, prosecuted and permanently tossed off the site.”