NORWICH- 28-year-old Miguel A. Abreu has opted to change his plea from not guilty to guilty regarding the top charge of the indictment stemming from an arrest made last November.
"It was a good day for both the Norwich Police Department and the District Attorney's Office,” said Chenango County District Attorney Joseph A. McBride.
In lieu of a hearing set to take place on July 20, 2015 on the matter stemming from a no knock drug related bust last November. Miguel A. Abreu age 28, opted to change his plea from not guilty to guilty of the top charge of the indictment before the hearing could take place.
Abreu has pled guilty to the top charge, which was criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony. Abreu will be sentenced to 5 years in the New York State Department of Corrections with 3 years post-release supervision.
On Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at approximately 9:20 p.m., NPD officers forcibly entered a single-family residence, located on 12 State Street in the city of Norwich, with the authority of a search warrant signed by Chenango County Court Judge Frank B. Revoir, Jr.
After forcibly gaining entrance into the residence, NPD officers arrested three people for alleged crimes and seized large quantities of heroin, “crack” cocaine and cash.
There was also a child under the age of 12 found inside the residence at the time the NPD officers entered the residence last November.
The three arrests followed an investigation that began when officers were notified of a high amount of traffic to and from the residence...