Co-defendants appear in court with regard to Division Street meth bust

NORWICH – Within the last week in Chenango County Court, two co-defendants in the December 2015 Division Street methamphetamine bust appeared in court to be arraigned on their charges.

Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. presided over both cases, while First Assistant District Attorney Michael D. Ferrarese was present on behalf of the people.

It is alleged per a press release that on Monday Dec. 21, 2015, at approximately 9:17 p.m., the Norwich Police Department received a ‘Loud Noise’ complaint from a residence on Division Street.

Allegedly the residents at this residence on 39 Division Street were outside yelling and swearing at each other, when officers responded to the residence and made contact with several individuals.

While investigating the complaint, officers were said to have observed what they believed to be a ‘One-Pot’ methamphetamine cooking container in plain view, as well as numerous precursors for the production of methamphetamine.

The Norwich Police requested the assistance of the New York State Police – CCERT (Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team).

The NPD and NYSP CCERT were on the scene for several hours while the chemicals, containers and evidence were collected.

The Norwich Police Department arrested three individuals from this incident.

Freeman J. Deabay III, 44, of Division Street in Norwich, and Stephanie Vierkant, 34, of Division Street in Norwich were both charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a class D felony; criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor; endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor; and criminal nuisance in the second degree, a class B misdemeanor.

The third individual, Kyah M. Stein, 37, of Sherman Road in Oxford was charged with loitering in the first degree, a class B misdemeanor.

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