Man gets three years in prison over $25,000 cocaine seizure

NORWICH – A Norwich man was sentenced to three years in state prison last week after police said they discovered more than $25,000 worth of cocaine hidden in the framework of the car he was driving during a police traffic sting in 2009.

Christopher S. Purdy, 41, of Fair Street, Norwich, pleaded guilty to second degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, an A-II class felony, and was sentenced by Chenango County Court Judge W. Howard Sullivan to three years in prison and five years post-release supervision following a plea arrangement with prosecutors.

Purdy, who has been incarcerated at the Chenango County Correctional Facility since his November 2009 arrest, will receive credit for time already served. District Attorney Joseph McBride also said police would seize the vehicle involved in the incident, which was owned by Purdy’s girlfriend, as part of agreement.

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