Victor found guilty on drug, weapons charges

NORWICH – Michael A. Victor Jr. has been found guilty as charged on all ten of the drug, weapons and conspiracy counts on his 2009 felony indictment. The jury returned the unanimous verdict shortly after 3:30 p.m., after roughly four hours of deliberation.



District Attorney Joseph McBride, who prosecuted the case, said he was very happy with the verdict.

“Hopefully it will send a message to out-of-town drug dealers that if you come to our town, you’ll face serious consequences,” McBride said.

Victor’s defense attorney, F. Paul Battisti, paused briefly to speak with jurors before leaving the Chenango County Courthouse.

“Mr. Victor’s looking forward to the appeals process,” he said, from the top step of the historic structure.

A date for Victor’s sentencing has not yet been set.

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