(WKTV) - A Sherburne man faces charges after heroin was allegedly found in close proximity to two young children in a car, the Chenango County Sheriff's Office said.
Dustin J. Norris, 31, of the Village of Sherburne, is charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to officials, at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, the Chenango County Sheriff's Office executed a no-knock search warrant at a home on South Main Street in the Village of Sherburne and for a vehicle parked at the Big M in Sherburne. The search warrant was part of a lengthy investigation into the sales of heroin in the Chenango County area.
The sheriff's office says Norris was in possession of a substantial amount of heroin, as well as cash. The recovered heroin was found in close proximity to two young children in the vehicle. Several needles, packaging material and paraphernalia were found at his home, officials say.
Norris was sent to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $50,000 cash bail. The investigation is ongoing. More arrests are pending.
The Norwich City Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration assisted with the investigation.