NORWICH – A visibly shaken Curissa Jenkins took the stand Friday to testify against her former boyfriend, accused drug dealer Michael A. Victor Jr.
The 23-year old woman, a co-defendant in the case, agreed to testify against Victor in exchange for a reduced sentence in a negotiated plea deal.
Under direct examination by District Attorney Joseph McBride, Jenkins described how from January 2009 to the time of their arrest on March 27 of that year, she and others sold narcotics on behalf of her then boyfriend.
According to Jenkins, Victor, whom she referred to alternately as “J,” made frequent trips to New York City to purchase the narcotics, which were then sold to customers in the Norwich area.
“Somebody would call. From the call, somebody would go meet them,” she said.
She estimated that between $3,000 and $4,000 in narcotics were sold a week through the illicit operation. With his earnings, she said Victor bought three cars – first a Pontiac Grand Prix, then a black Mercedes Benz and followed by a Silver Mercedes Benz.