Two charged with making meth in Cortland County

CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. – State police have charged two Cortland County residents with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine following a traffic stop last week, troopers announced Tuesday.

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On Jan. 6, state police pulled over the driver of a 1997 Chevy Blazer on Fisher Avenue in Cortlandville. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of several items used to make meth, including a pen tube, decongestant packaging and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride caplets, troopers said. Police also seized a glass container that contained about 1 gram of meth.

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Richard T. Stevens, 18, of Grant Street, Cortland, was charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing methamphetamine, a class B felony. He was arraigned in Cortlandville Town Court and remanded to Cortland County Jail on $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

Natalie C. Castor, 24, of Coldbrook Road, Homer, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. Castor was issued an appearance ticket to appear in Cortlandville Town Court Jan. 25.

State police were assisted by the Cortland County Drug Task Force.

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