Walton man busted for heroin trafficking (with photos)

By Anna Norris

Walton man busted for heroin trafficking (with photos)

July 11, 2014 Updated Jul 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) The Delaware County Sheriff's Office arrested a Walton man on felony drug sales charges. Deputies found nearly 300 bags of heroin in his possession.

On Thursday morning, Matthew Parker, 36, was indicted by a Delaware County grand jury following a month-long heroin trafficking investigation in Walton and Delhi.

On Thursday afternoon, investigators arrested Parker on a warrant, charging him with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance, class B felonies.

At the time of Parker’s arrest, investigators found 293 bags of heroin in his possession, along with several hundred dollars cash.

Deputies said Parker was also in possession of public assistance benefit cards from New York, as well as Virginia.

Parker was additionally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree with the intent to sell, a class B felony.

Parker was taken to the Delaware County Jail without bail.

In 2012, deputies said Parker was sentenced to three years incarceration for criminal sale of a controlled substance and attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance.

He was released from the New York State Department of Corrections after completing the Willard Drug Treatment program in October, 2013.

As a potential second felony offender, Parker faces four possible consecutive sentences, with two to 12 years on each charge, according to deputies.