The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit made an arrest on three individuals following an extensive investigation into the sale and distribution of prescription medications in Seneca Falls and Waterloo.
The three arrests occurred on Tuesday, November 15th:
The first arrest happened at about 12:26 pm when Daniel A. Tusch, 49, formerly of Seneca Falls 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 Seneca Falls.
Tusch was arraigned in the Tyre Town Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 secured bond. Tusch will appear 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 happened at about 5:45 pm when Curtis N. Brosius, 27, of Waterloo and Brandon Hoad, 26, of Ovid were taken into custody. Brosius was charged with two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, which are Class C felonies, as well as 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 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 between Brosius and 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 or $2,000 secured bond. Brosius will appear in Waterloo Town Court on November 18th at 7 pm. Hoad was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Waterloo Town Court on December 9th at 9 am.
Sheriff’s Investigators also contacted the Seneca County Child Protective Services Unit and will continue working closely with them on this case.