NORWICH – Two suspected drug dealers, an accused rapist and a pair of alleged home invaders were among those indicted by a Chenango County grand jury last week.
At the proceedings, the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office presents evidence against those they wish to prosecute and the jury decides if there is enough reasonable cause to charge a person.
• Twenty year-old Curissa M. Jenkins of 31 Hickok Ave., Norwich, was indicted on three drug- related felonies and a misdemeanor.
Court documents said Jenkins was indicted with third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (a Class B felony) for allegedly having 2.88 grams of cocaine. She was indicted with third degree criminal possession of marijuana (a Class E felony) for allegedly having 11 ounces of marijuana.
Jenkins’ third count on the indictment was for third degree criminal mischief over allegations that she kicked and damaged a Norwich Police vehicle door and window following her appearance in court March 27, causing $995.71 in damages. The arraignment took place the day of Jenkins’ arrest and she was visually upset at the proceeding, at one point shouting at police.
The final count filed by the grand jury charged Jenkins with second degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, claiming that two digital scales and a number of Ziplock plastic bags found at her residence were used in the “dispensing of narcotic drugs,” it stated.
Jenkins’ alleged co-conspirator and boyfriend, 28-year-old Michael Victor of West Edmeston, was also indicted on one B class felony by the jury – third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, for allegedly possessing 2.88 grams of cocaine.
Jenkins and Victor were the target of a multi-agency drug bust March 27. Investigators contend that the couple kept two separate apartments in the City of Norwich – one where they lived and another allegedly used as a front to store and sell narcotics.
Police raided both locations in a daybreak tactical entry, breaking down doors and brandishing weapons.
The couple were found sleeping at a 31 Hickok Ave. apartment and police discovered illegal substances and paraphernalia at a 72 Plymouth St. apartment; both leases were in Jenkins’ name.
Following the raid, on April 3, the Norwich Police Department discovered a 2004 Mercedes Benz coupe, guns and over $25,000 worth of cocaine in a storage unit located in the Town of Norwich, also rented in Jenkins’ name.
Prosecutors have also raised issued with Victor’s legal residency and claimed he may be an illegal alien. Federal immigrations and customs enforcement officials in Buffalo have requested that the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office hold him pending their investigation.
Victor is currently in the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $200,000 cash bail and Jenkins in lieu of $100,000 cash bail...