Norwich Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Possession Arrests
Published: April 5th, 2022

NORWICH — On Sunday, April 3 at approximately 4:50 a.m., members of the Norwich Police Department conducted a traffic stop on State Street that revealed large amounts of illegal substances within the vehicle.

“Our officers conducted a traffic stop in the early morning hours of Sunday, and were able to locate a substantial amount of LSD and heroin within the vehicle, as well as a quantity of Suboxone. Additionally, our officer’s located scales and packaging material in the vehicle,” reports Detective Sergeant Reuben Roach.

Brett M. Adams, 30, of Norwich and Brendan M. Smith, 22, of Norwich, were both arrested on two counts of third degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class B felony, and two counts of seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor.

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During the traffic stop, the police allege that one of the occupants fled on foot, but was apprehended by uniformed officers close to the scene.

“We are thankful that neither the officers nor the occupants were hurt, and the diligent work from these officers is helping to keep these drugs off our streets and away from our youth,” said Roach.

The Norwich Police Department worked closely with the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office, and both Adams and Smith were arraigned at Norwich City Court. Brett Adams was held on $1,000 cash bail, and Brendan Smith was released on his own recognizance to appear in court at a later date.

-Information from the City of Norwich Police Department