NORWICH – On Monday Feb. 22, Shaun P. Sullivan, 36, of Norwich appeared in Chenango County Court for a possible plea and sentencing on the matter related to his previous drug related arrest, and will now be serving the next five-years in state prison.
Sullivan previously made motions in Chenango County Court in October of 2015, for a judicial diversion, arguing he was a drug addict and not necessarily a dealer. However, following interviews conducted with Sullivan it is alleged that he did not meet the criteria and thus was left with two choices of taking the District Attorney's plea bargain offer or take the matter to trial.
Sullivan was originally arrested on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, at approximately 9:20 p.m., when members of the Norwich Police Department allegedly 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 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 of the arrests.
The New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET) along with help from the NPD K-9s Weeks and Nitro assisted NPD officers in the investigation and arrests.
Miguel A. Abreu, then 28, of Brooklyn, NY, Shaun P. Sullivan, then 34, of Norwich and Samantha M. Remillard, then 34, of Norwich were the three individuals detained during the original drug related arrests.