NORWICH – Jury selection will begin Thursday in the case against the man at the center of a 2009 drug bust involving the seizure of $25,000 worth of crack cocaine.
Michael A. Victor Jr., 30, was indicted in 2009 on eight charges including second degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A-II felony carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. He also faces three counts of second degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class C felony which carries a maximum of 15 years in prison; three counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class D felony; and second degree conspiracy, a class B felony.
Victor’s trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday, but his attorney Michael A. Garzo Jr. requested the matter be adjourned for two days while defense counsel reviewed evidence recently turned over by the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office. Garzo’s request was granted by Judge W. Howard Sullivan.