NORWICH – The Norwich Police Department arrested two city residents on drug charges Thursday night after executing a search warrant at a Fair Street apartment.
Christopher S. Purdy, 40, 28 Fair St. Apt. 201, Norwich, was charged with first degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
District Attorney Joseph A. McBride said the charge is a Class A-1 felony, the highest in New York State, and carries with it a possible life sentence if Purdy is convicted.
Police say they discovered more than half a pound of cocaine and two ounces of marijuana in Purdy’s vehicle parked on Cortland Street following his arrest.