State Police arrested ten people in Broome County last week following a lengthy investigation into the sale of crystal methamphetamine.
A large group of investigators made the arrest last Tuesday (March 5), which included members of local Broome County law enforcement and the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team.
The group executed a search warrant at a residence on Arthur Avenue in the village of Endicott, where eight people were arrested inside the home and two others during a traffic stop related to the investigation.
The search ultimately turned up about an ounce of crystal meth, as well as suboxone, a 38-caliber handgun, an illegal knife and various controlled substance medications. There were also digital scales and packaging materials.
All ten subjects are either Broome or Tioga County residents, with ages ranging 19-54.
The following have been charged:
Paul R. Panella, age 54 of Endicott, NY
Elizabeth D. Bickham, age 19 of Endicott, NY
Anthony C. Jefferson, age 32 of Endicott, NY
Emilio L. Sees, age 29 of Endicott, NY
Anthony M. Kormos, age 28 of Apalachin, NY
Amber K. Garnier, age 29 of Endicott, NY
Corey M. Allan, age 25 of Whitney Point, NY
Gypzy M. Varga, age 35 of Endicott, NY
Matthew C. Wood, age 34 of Endicott, NY
McKenna N. Westgate, age 21 of Vestal, NY
Wood, Westgate, Panella and Bickham were all transported to Broome County Central Arraignment and Processing and remanded to the Broome County Jail on no bail. Kormos was released on appearance tickets returnable to the village of Endicott Court then turned over to the Johnson City Police Department to answer to his warrant charges. Jefferson, Sees, Garnier, Allan and Varga were all released on appearance tickets.