NORWICH – Eight individuals were indicted this week during a grand jury hearing at Chenango County Court on charges ranging from DWI to felony drug charges. An indictment from a grand jury is not a conviction, rather a decision to bring felony charges on an individual.
• Michael B. Mack, 25, Utica, was indicted on three separate charges, two of which involve narcotics. Indicted on criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a D felony, it was alleged that Mack knowingly possessed 3.5 grams of crack cocaine with intent to sell said crack cocaine. Mack was also indicted on the charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor, when it was alleged that Mack was in possession of an amphetamine. The last charge Mack was indicted on was tampering with physical evidence, an E felony. It was alleged that Mack gave physical evidence to a co-defendant with the intent to conceal the object.
• A 16 year old youth from Sherburne, was indicted on one charge of rape in the first degree, a class B felony. It is alleged that the youth raped a 13 year old victim. The youth was also indicted on endangering the welfare of a child, an A misdemeanor, as a result of the aforementioned charges.