Bronx teen involved in motel crack sales sentenced to prison

NORWICH – A young Bronx man, who was arrested at the Norwich Motor Lodge for allegedly possessing crack and thousands of dollars from crack sales and later at the Howard Johnson Hotel for allegedly selling crack again, was sentenced to prison on Feb. 13 in Chenango County Court.

Last year on April 1, 2014, 18-year-old Noel Budram from the Bronx was arrested following a “no knock” search warrant at 1:45 p.m at the Norwich Motor Lodge.

Chenango County Sheriff's Office and Norwich Police Department executed the search after a lengthy investigation into local crack sales.

Authorities said Budram was in possession of seven baggies of crack cocaine with the aggregate weight of three to four grams and $2,400 in cash related to sales of crack.

He was charged with the class B felony of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree and remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility in lieu of $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond. He was later released.

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