Binghamton Police: 730 packets of heroin seized in drug bust

By Nicky Hickling

March 7, 2014 Updated Mar 7, 2014 at 10:31 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Four people were arrested and more than $14,000 in heroin was seized during a drug bust in the City of Binghamton and the Village of Johnson City.

It started approximately a week ago, when Binghamton Police Officer Brian Murphy recovered a quantity of heroin during a traffic stop on the West Side.

Officer Murphy was assigned to a car post created three years ago to combat issues occurring in the Thorpe, Crandall, and Edwards Street area. 

The information obtained during the traffic stop was turned over to the Binghamton Police Community Response Team which conducted an investigation.

During the two-day operation, Jorge Ornes was arrested in the Clinton Street area with 100 packets of heroin. 

Demetrius Drummond and Sharon Ogando were stopped on Clinton Street and were in possession of 380 packets of heroin. 

A search was conducted at their apartment located at 156 Ackley Avenue in the Village of Johnson City. 

Additional evidence consistent with selling heroin was seized at their apartment.

The investigation then led police to 67 Cleveland Avenue in the City of Binghamton. 

As a result, Damien Ellison was arrested and police recovered 180 packets of heroin from his residence. 

During the two-day operation 730 packets of heroin with an estimated street value of $14,600 were seized.

$2,932 in cash and a Cadillac were also seized.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Binghamton Police Detective Bureau at (607) 772-7080.

Charges:

Damien Ellison, 34, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, third degree, Class B Felony

Demetrius Drummond, 35, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, third degree, Class B Felony

Jorge Ornes, 45, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, third degree, Class B Felony

Sharon Ogando, 22, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, third degree, Class B Felony