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Press Release - Narcotics Arrests

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On November 15, 2016, the Seneca County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit arrested three subjects following investigations into the sale and distribution of prescription medications in the Seneca Falls/Waterloo communities.

The first arrest occurred at about 12:26pm when Daniel A. Tusch, age 49, formerly of 2 Fall Street, Apartment 19, Seneca Falls, New York, was taken into custody on a charge of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, a Class D Felony.  It is alleged that Tusch sold a quantity of Alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax, on one occasion while in the Town of Seneca Falls.  Tusch was arraigned in the Tyre Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $2,000 cash bail/$4,000 secured bond.  Tusch is to reappear in the Seneca Falls Town Court at a later date.  The New York State Police and Seneca Falls Police Department assisted in this case.

The second arrest occurred at about 5:45pm when Curtis N. Brosius, age 27, of 890 Waterloo/Geneva Road Lot 5, Waterloo, New York, and Brandon Hoad, age 26, of 2691 County Road 139, Ovid, New York were taken into custody.  Brosius was charged with two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, Class C Felonies, and one count of Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a Class D Felony.  It is alleged that Brosius sold Suboxone on two separate occasions while in the Town of Waterloo.  While Sheriff's Investigators were taking Brosius into custody at his residence, it was discovered that they interrupted what appeared to be a drug transaction where Brosius was attempting to sell Suboxone to Hoad.  It was further discovered that Hoad had driven to Brosius' residence to purchase the Suboxone with a three year old child in the vehicle.  Subsequently, Hoad was charged with one count of Unlawfully Dealing with a Child in the First Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.  Brosius was arraigned in the Waterloo Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash bail/$2,000 secured bond.  Brosius is to reappear in the Waterloo Town Court on November 18, 2016 at 7pm.  Hoad was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Waterloo Town Court on December 9, 2016 at 9am.  Sheriff's Investigators also contacted the Seneca County Child Protective Services Unit and will continue working closely with them on this case.

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