Couple found guilty of making meth following Cortland County trial

CORTLAND, N.Y. – A couple charged with making meth in their trailer in 2014 were found guilty Friday following a trial in Cortland County that concluded last week.

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Robert A. Stone, 58, and Andrea R. Quaile, 27, were found guilty of third degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a class D felony, according to Cortland County District Attorney Mark Suben. They were also found guilty on misdemeanor charges of fifth degree conspiracy and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

On August 12, 2014, police executed a search warrant at the couple’s trailer at 2941 Route 41, in the town of Freetown. Stone was wanted on a sealed indictment case from Onondaga County Court, according to court documents. Members of the Cortland County Sheriff’s Department, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration carried out the search warrant.

After searching the trailer, police found several items used to make meth, including a yellow plastic funnel, coffee filters, glue sticks, clear tubing, Coleman fuel and Clean Shot Drainer Cleaner. Officers also found 5 ziplock baggies containing a white tissue paper that contained a small amount of meth.

Since April 2014, Stone has only cooked meth meth “maybe 5 times,” Quaile told officers.

“I would like to state that I know that things look bad, but looks are deceiving and I think that this situation is being blown out of proportion,” Qualie said in her police statement, according to court documents.

Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 14.

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