Police: Norwich teen tried to destroy drugs in mud puddle

NORWICH, N.Y. (WBNG) — A teen from Norwich faces felony drug charges following an arrest where police say the suspect tried to destroy drugs in a mud puddle.

Norwich police say the 18-year-old was arrested Wednesday afternoon following an investigation into drug sales in the area. Police have not released the identity of the teen due to their age. Norwich police say it is the policy of the department to not give out the identity of anyone arrested that is under the age of 19.

Norwich Police Chief Rodney Marsh explained in a press release that officers approached the teen on Birdsall Street.

“When they did, the youth attempted to conceal and destroy the narcotics in a nearby mud puddle,” said Norwich Police Chief Rodney Marsh.

Further investigation led to the recovery of crack cocaine and methamphetamine pre-packaged for sale, according to Chief Marsh.

The teen is charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, and tampering with physical evidence.

The suspect was arraigned in Norwich City Court and sent to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail.

David Hermanovitch

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