NORWICH – The City of Norwich Police Department executed a search warrant on Wednesday shortly before 8 a.m. at 4 Lee Ave. in the northeast section of the city. The search warrant was issued by County Court Judge W. Howard Sullivan at the conclusion of five-month investigation into the possession and distribution of heroin in the Norwich area.
The investigation was conducted by detectives of the Norwich Police supported by the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office. The dynamic entry into the residence was conducted by the Norwich Police Emergency Response Team without incident.
Arrested for possession of heroin are:
• David A. Cahill, age 39, of 4 Lee Ave.
• Rachael A. Cummings, age 21 of 4 Lee Ave.
Each has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a Class “B” felony. Both subjects currently are being held in the Norwich Police lock-up.
“I have to credit the good citizens who live in this neighborhood with being patient while the police conducted this lengthy investigation,” said Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino. “These drug dealers ignore all the laws while the police have to work within the rules of criminal procedure. It takes time, but we have to get this right for the District Attorney to have a solid case,” said the chief.
Police would not elaborate on exactly what evidence was seized, but did confirm a felony amount of heroin was found contained in individual packets for sale.