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Press Release: 

October 3, 2014
Branden L. Loori


Delaware County Sheriff Thomas E. Mills and Broome County Sheriff David E. Harder announce the arrest of a Village of Deposit resident on multiple felony drug trafficking charges Friday morning.  This arrest is the culmination of a four month long joint investigation conducted by members of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division and Broome County Special Investigation Unit Task Force.
 
On Friday morning members of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office along with K-9 “Ozzie” and the Broome County Special Investigation Unit Task Force executed a Search Warrant at a residence on Elm Street in the Village of Deposit (Delaware County).  Investigators seized sixty (60) bags of Heroin, Suboxone sublingual films, marihuana, hypodermic needles and syringes and more than $1000 cash. 
 
As a result of the search and investigation, Delaware County Sheriff's Investigators arrested and charged 30 year old Branden L. Loori, with:
 
• Three (3) class B felony counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree;
• Four (4) class B felony Criminal Possession (with Intent to sell) of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree;
• One (1) class A misdemeanor count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree,
• One (1) class A misdemeanor count of Criminally Possessing a Hypodermic Instrument, and
• Unlawful Possession of Marihuana, a violation.
 
Loori was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Court and was remanded to the Delaware County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bail bond pending further court action.
 
During the course of this investigation, the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and Broome County Special Investigation Unit Task Force received numerous anonymous tips concerning Loori’s activities which proved very valuable to investigators.  Undersheriff Craig DuMond stated “We sincerely appreciate their involvement in making their communities safer and protecting their youth and families from these deadly drugs…we encourage the continued use of the Sheriff’s Crime Tip Line 1-888-914-9111”…”Tips do make a difference”.  “Just like the drug dealers who know no boundaries, we in law enforcement will continue to overcome jurisdictional boundaries by forging alliances with our law enforcement partners from surrounding counties to rid these dealers from our communities”.
 
 
As a second felony drug offender, Loori faces potential determinate prison sentences of up to twelve (12) years on each felony charge if convicted of these charges.  Loori was convicted of a felony drug possession (with intent to sell) charge in Delaware County Court in 2010.
 
The Broome County Special Investigation Unit Task Force is comprised of members of the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Binghamton Police Department and the Village of Johnson City Police Department.


Branden L. Loori