Alleged heroin dealer protests when remanded to jail

NORWICH – Randy R. Buck, Jr., 27, Sherburne, was charged with the class B felony of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, the class E felony of tampering with physical evidence, and the class A misdemeanor of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree.

It is alleged Buck knowingly and unlawfully possessed a narcotic drug with the intent to sell it. Buck allegedly possessed six glassine envelopes containing heroin and intentionally prevented the production of evidence by tossing two bags of heroin out of a car window.

Buck pleaded not guilty to all counts.

District Attorney Joseph McBride said to Judge Frank B. Revoir, Jr., “The defendant has been arrested 14 times and is being charged with tampering with physical evidence, which is a serious charge. He is facing substantial jail time. We would request bail be set at 25,000 dollars.”

“He has always made his court appearances,” said Buck's public defender, Linden Summers.

“In the local courts, he has always been released on his own recognizance, and he was released on his own recognizance when he was arraigned for these charges. He was charged with a felony in the local court, for reasons I still do not know. And for reasons I still do not know, the D.A. charged him with criminal possession,” added Summers.

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