NORWICH— Three City of Norwich residents were arraigned in Norwich City Court and remanded to the county jail Thursday for allegedly cooking methamphetamine in their apartment and possessing more than $2,000 worth of meth in various stages of production with the intent to sell it.
According to Second Assistant District Attorney Thomas Bowen, 34-year-old Luis Calixto was considered the primary “cook” and the principal of the drug sales.
Calixto and his roommates, 29-year-old Hollianne M. Fitch and 32-year-old Dorothy M. Owens, were each charged with the class B felony of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (two counts for Calixto), the class D felony of unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, the class E felony of criminal nuisance in the first degree, the class A misdemeanor of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and the class A misdemeanor of criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree.
It is alleged on April 29 at approximately 5:15 p.m. at 28 Mitchell Street in the City of Norwich all three individuals possessed laboratory equipment for the purpose of cooking methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia such as scales to measure narcotic drugs for the purpose of sale, the chemicals required for the meth manufacturing process, more than $2,000 worth of methamphetamine in various stages of production with the intent to sell it, and packaged heroin with the intent to sell it.
Calixto was arraigned in Norwich City Court by Judge James E. Downey on April 30.
“Good morning, haven't seen you in awhile,” said Downey to Calixto.
“That's because I have been staying out of trouble,” said Calixto.