NORWICH – Law enforcement executed a no-knock search warrant in the City of Norwich yesterday morning that lead to the seizure of narcotics, a handgun, and over $35,000 cash after a two month long investigation. Court records show one of the individuals charged has previously been convicted of similar crimes in Chenango County.
The investigation was a joint operation between the Norwich PD, Chenango County Sheriff's Office, and state police.
Corey A. Weidman, 34, and Cheyanne D. Moore, 22, both of 93 East Main Street Apartment 1F in Norwich, have been charged with first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of a firearm, after police conducted a search of their apartment.
Weidman has previously been arrested for possessing an illegal handgun and selling drugs in 2007.
According to Chenango County Sheriff Ernest Cutting, after searching the location police discovered approximately 1.8 kilograms (approximately four pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, 3 ounces of cocaine, 4.5 ounces of marihuana and other drugs including, LSD, MDMA, and Suboxone strips. Police also recovered approximately $35,625 in cash, a loaded handgun, and seized a 2004 Honda Civic.
According to City of Norwich Assistant Police Chief Scott Burlison police entered a Norwich residence at 93 East Main Street, at 5:30 a.m., Monday as part of a search warrant.
Burlison said the raid was the result of a two month long investigation into drug sales inside Chenango County.
Failed window escape
According to police, Weidman attempted to flee during the raid and jumped through a first story window. However, he suffered several injuries as a result and was immediately apprehended by police who were already stationed outside. He later received treatment for a number of lacerations.
"Weidman was taken into custody, treated at the scene by Norwich EMS, and transported to Chenango Memorial Hospital for injuries he sustained from broken glass," said Burlison.
He said Norwich Police Department Detective Sgt. Reuban Roach was in contact with the sheriff's office throughout the investigation, and the Norwich Police Department assisted with traffic control, defendant transportation, the recovery of evidence, and with holding the perimeter while state police executed the search warrant.
"I've been doing this for nearly 30 years, and this raid resulted in the highest variety of drugs I've seen for single operation in this area," said Burlison. "It was a good working effort between each office, working as a joint team to get the narcotics off the street and out of our community."..