Sealed drug indictment includes several high-level felonies

NORWICH Last week, prosecutors revealed a sealed grand jury indictment accusing a man of participating in a Norwich drug operation in which more than $25,000 in cocaine and an assault weapon were seized.

The top charge in the eight-count indictment charges 28-year-old Michael Victor with second degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A-II felony carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

According to the indictment, Victor had four ounces of cocaine wrapped in plastic bags and a number of firearms hidden in a Mercedes Benz that was in a Town of Norwich storage unit on County Road 32.

However, Victor faces an even longer sentence for the other felonies listed in his indictment: three counts of second degree criminal possession of a weapon, a Class C felony which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for each. The indictment claims Victor had a loaded assault weapon and a number of other loaded firearms, with the serial numbers ground off, hidden inside the sports car.

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