The Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force arrested 2 men Monday following a street stop, and execution of search warrants on their persons and a vehicle, in Binghamton. 50-year-old Robert Jones was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Tampering with Physical Evidence, & a Parole Violation, he was found to be in possession of 2.8 grams of crack-cocaine, 50 envelopes containing heroin, and $728 cash. Jones is accused of attempting to discard the drugs as Investigators approached, & he was out on Parole for Attempted Murder in New York City. Also arrested during the traffic stop was 36-year-old Charonn Stotts of Johnson city, for criminal possession of a controlled substance, he was found to be in possession of 100 envelopes of heroin, and $1,452 cash. Both were arraigned in the City of Binghamton Court and were remanded to the custody of the Broome Sheriff’s Correctional Facility.
Governor Cuomo announced that New York State will become the first state to require all hospitals to adopt best practices for the early identification and treatment of sepsis, a medical condition which is the number one killer in hospitals and the eleventh leading cause of death in the United States. These measures, which will be implemented through regulations issued by the Department of Health, will save an estimated 5,000 to 8,000 lives per year. Sepsis is a progressive shutdown of the body’s organs and systems caused by systemic inflammation following infection that enters the blood or soft tissue and over 200,000 die from it nationwide each year.
The DELAWARE COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES will hold another free Rabies Vaccination Clinic For dogs, cats, and ferrets today at the Delhi Fire Hall At 140 Delview Terrace Extension. The clinic will run from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, more information is available at 832-5200 or at delawarecountypublichealth.com.