Couple Accused Of Running City Drug Operation
Published: March 30th, 2009
By: Tyler Murphy

Couple accused of  running city drug operation

NORWICH – The Norwich couple who were the target of a mutli-agency police drug bust Friday kept two apartments – one where they lived and another that was apparently used as a front to store and sell narcotics.

Michael Victor, 28, and Curissa Jenkins, 20, both residents of 31 Hickok Ave., were arrested Friday after police stormed the couple’s two apartments.

The two were found sleeping at the Hickok Ave. apartment but their second apartment, at 72 Plymouth St., contained a stash of illegal substances and paraphernalia.

Norwich Police Chief Joseph Angelino said, “The house on Hickok Ave. was occupied, the house on Plymouth Street was not.”

During the defendants; arraignments on Friday, City Court Judge James Downey noted that the charges concerned mostly several ounces of cocaine and 11 ounces of marijuana found at the Plymouth Street residence.

First Assistant District Attorney Stephen M. Dunshee implied that the Plymouth Street apartment was primarily used as a drug front for the couple.

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“The fact that these two defendants lived in one location but kept their drug business at another indicates they are the real deal, judge,” he said.

Ed Sipel is the 72 Plymouth St. apartment’s landlord and owner. He reported that Jenkins’ name was on the lease, and that she had only moved in a month earlier.


The Evening Sun

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