Sheriff: Kilos of heroin, fentanyl, meth seized in Deposit drug bust
DEPOSIT, N.Y. —
The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force executed a search warrant around 2 p.m. Friday at 62 1/2 Wheeler Street in the village of Deposit.
According to WBNG, authorities say the following was seized:
- Approximately 1 kilo of heroin (more than two pounds)
- Approximately 1 kilo of fentanyl (more than two pounds)
- Approximately 2 kilos of meth (more than four pounds)
- $23,921 of suspected drug sale proceeds
- Drug packaging materials
Officials with the task force say 36-year-old Marlon Graham and 30-year-old Johnnah DeGraw were arrested as a result of the search. They were arraigned at the Broome County Sheriff’s Office on the charges below and sent to the Broome County Jail.
- Three counts, criminal possession of a controlled substance, first degree, class A-I felony
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance, second degree, class A-II felony
- Three counts, criminal possession of a controlled substance, third degree, class B felony
- Three counts, criminally using drug paraphernalia, second degree, class A misdemeanor
- Endangering the welfare of a child, class A misdemeanor
Johnson City Police Chief Brent Dodge says, “With the amount they seized is equivalent to a half a million lethal doses of Fentanyl, which would be enough to kill every man, woman and child in Broome County, two and a half times over.”
Broome County Sheriff David Harder said the Fentanyl alone had a value of roughly $1,000,000.
WBNG reports that the sheriff’s office says a three-month-old child was found in the home during the search. Officials say DeGraw is the mother of the child, who was left in the care of its maternal grandmother.