City Police charge two after executing search warrant in cocaine investigation

NORWICH – The Norwich Police Department arrested two city residents on drug charges Thursday night after executing a search warrant at a Fair Street apartment.

Christopher S. Purdy, 40, 28 Fair St. Apt. 201, Norwich, was charged with first degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

District Attorney Joseph A. McBride said the charge is a Class A-1 felony, the highest in New York State, and carries with it a possible life sentence if Purdy is convicted.

Police say they discovered more than half a pound of cocaine and two ounces of marijuana in Purdy’s vehicle parked on Cortland Street following his arrest.

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