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Drug suspect tries jumping through closed window to escape arrest in Chenango County

The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old Corey Weidman and 22-year-old Cheyanne Moore as part of a lengthy narcotics investigation involving the distribution of Crystal Methamphetamine and Cocaine in Chenango County and surrounding areas (Courtesy: Chenango County Sheriff's Office).

Two people are facing drug charges in Chenango County following a “no knock” search warrant executed early Monday morning.

The Chenango County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old Corey Weidman and 22-year-old Cheyanne Moore as part of a lengthy narcotics investigation involving the distribution of crystal methamphetamine and cocaine in Chenango County and surrounding areas.

Sheriff Ernest Cutting says Weidman tried to escape when officers raided his apartment on E. Main St. in Norwich by jumping through an “intact window.” He was immediately taken into custody and taken to Chenango Memorial Hospital for injuries from broken glass.

Investigators say during their search of the apartment, they found approximately 1.8 kilos of crystal methamphetamine, 3 ounces of cocaine, 4.5 ounces of marijuana, LSD, MDMA, and suboxone strips. In addition to the narcotics, police also recovered approximately $35,625 in cash, a loaded handgun, and a 2004 Honda Civic.

Weidman and Moore are both charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree (A-I Felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia in the Second Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree.

They were arraigned in Chenango County Court Monday. Weidman’s bail has been set at $100,000 cash and Moore’s has been set at $50,000.

Federal authorities have also been contacted as Moore was on Federal Supervised Release following a previous drug charge.

Additional arrests and charges are expected.

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