NORWICH – Casie L. Brooks was the first witness of the day in Chenango County Court Tuesday, as the trial of accused drug dealer Michael A. Victor Jr. continued.
Under direct examination by District Attorney Joseph McBride, the young woman, now 25, described her role selling drugs under Victor in the early months of 2009 and her sexual relationship with the man’s brother, Michael G. Victor, during that time. At the time, she said, she was addicted to drugs and she engaged in both to support her habit.
“We were friends with benefits to allow me to get drugs,” she said, of her relationship with Victor’s brother.
During that time, Brooks said, Victor, who she referred to as “J,” asked her to purchase a car for him from a Sidney-area used car dealership. That car, a Pontiac Grand Prix, was one of three vehicles seized by police in March and April of 2009 in conjunction with the Victor case.