NORWICH, N.Y. (WBNG) — The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office announced two people are behind bars after the execution of a search warrant in Norwich led to the seizure of a large amount of crystal meth Monday morning.
According to the sheriff’s office, authorities raided an apartment at 93 E. Main Street in the city, wrapping up a two-month investigation.
“We’re hoping to put a serious dent in narcotic sales in Chenango County and the surrounding area,” said Chenango County Sheriff Ernest Cutting.
Officials say they seized approximately 1.8 kilos of crystal meth ($180,000 street value), approximately 3 ounces of cocaine ($8,400 street value), approximately 4.5 ounces of marijuana, MDMA, LSD, suboxone, a loaded 9mm handgun and more than $35,000 in cash.
Authorities say 34-year-old Corey Weidman and 22-year-old Cheyanne Moore were charged with the following:
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance, first degree
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance, third degree
- Criminal possession of drug paraphernalia, second degree
“We reached out to somebody that probably was selling to quite a few people, probably had dealers underneath him that were also selling,” said Lt. Kevin Sucher, with the New York State Police. “So, when you get a seizure like this, it shows that this person had connections.”
According to the sheriff’s office, during the raid Weidman attempted to get away from authorities by jumping out of an apartment window onto a porch. Officials he was treated at Chenango Memorial Hospital for multiple cuts.
“We’re trying to take care of the terrible problem that we have with drugs on the streets,” said Cutting.
The sheriff’s office says more charges are pending.
“We may not be at your door today, tomorrow or the next day, but again, we may be there today, tomorrow or the next day,” added Cutting. “We’re going to be relentless. Again, it’s all about public safety and doing the best we can to have safer communities.”