Heroin sting snares two Deposit dealers, police say

Two Deposit men were arrested last week during a heroin sting operation run by Delaware and Broome County law enforcement officials, police say.

Left: Clint Stevens. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. 

After a six month investigation, a Delaware County grand jury indicted 34-year-old Todd M. Perrington and 29-year-old Clint L. Stevens on charges related to dealing heroin in the village of Deposit, according to a press release issued by the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. 

Both Perrington and Stevens sold heroin in Deposit multiple times in 2015, police say. 

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, investigators from Broome County's Special Investigation Unit Task Force and the Delaware County Sheriff's Office searched Perrington's Deposit home and arrested Perrington on several drug charges. He was taken to the Broome County Correctional Facility.

Then, on Thursday, Aug. 13, police from both counties set up a sting operation to snare Perrington's reported associate, Stevens. On Thursday afternoon, Stevens was arrested for allegedly selling heroin and cocaine, presumably to undercover police officers. 

Left: Todd Perrington. Photo via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

On Friday, Aug. 14, Delaware County sheriff's deputies arrested Perringston on additional drug charges. 

Both men were arraigned in Delaware County on Friday, Aug. 14 and are being held without bail at the Delaware County Correctional Facility.

The village of Deposit spans two counties, Delaware and Broome, and this particular drug bust required extensive cooperation across county lines.

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office's Criminal Investigation Division worked with Broome County's Special Investigation Unit Task Force, which includes members of the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, the City of Binghamton Police Department, the Village of Endicott Police Department and the Village of Johnson City Police Department.

In the press release, Delaware County Undersheriff Craig DuMond vowed to "remain relentless toward ridding our communities of these dealers. We shall continue to forge partnerships with all agencies and utilizes all available resources in our tireless pursuit in this endeavor."