NORWICH – Two suspected drug dealers appeared in Norwich City Court Tuesday with separate attorneys and were handed over to face a grand jury later this month.
Michael Victor, 28, and Curissa Jenkins, 20, both residents of 31 Hickok Ave., were arrested Friday after police stormed two apartments in the City of Norwich, both allegedly belonging to the two defendants.
Of the two apartments raided, prosecutors said the defendants resided at one location and kept their crack cocaine, marijuana and drug business at the other, located in the rear apartment of 72 Plymouth St.
Police discovered more than 11 ounces of marijuana, an unknown amount of crack cocaine and several thousand dollars of bundled cash at the second apartment. Police also said they uncovered a small amount of crack cocaine from Victor’s pants at Hickok Ave. and a quantity of marijuana in the bedroom.
In court, Victor’s attorney, William H. Schebaum of Oneonta, claimed his client was at the location during the raid, but that neither residence was his legal address. He also said that the drugs found at both locations didn’t have anything to do with his client.
At the hearing, Police Officer Michael A. Purdy said they also found a loaded 12-gauge shotgun in the corner of the master bedroom.