Norwich Woman Says Her Home Was Only Used For Cocaine Transactions

By: Zachary Meseck

NORWICH – A Norwich woman arrested in a drug raid testified in court about the specific drugs she allowed to be sold in her home, and the person who was selling them.

Linda S. Murray, 54, of Norwich was charged with first-degree criminal nuisance following a no-knock search warrant by the Norwich Police Department and Chenango County Sheriff's Office.

In court on Friday, Murray waived her right to be indicted by a grand jury, and pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal nuisance in exchange for a year in the Chenango County Correctional Facility.

"My client was told that if she waived her right to a grand jury indictment, and pleaded to a criminal nuisance charge, she would receive no more than a year in the local jail," said Assistant Public Defender Zachary Wentworth.

After accepting the plea deal, Murray testified about the cocaine transactions that occurred at her home.

Throughout her testimony, Murray said she allowed her apartment at 18 Mitchell Street in the City of Norwich to be used as a place for cocaine sales.

However, police said cocaine and heroin were recovered at her apartment.



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