CORTLANDVILLE, N.Y. — Two Cortland County residents have been accused of making meth following a traffic stop last week, the Cortland County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday.
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At around 9:15 p.m. Thursday, officers of the Cortland County Sheriff's Office conducted a vehicle and traffic stop on Route 281 in the town of Cortlandville for a vehicle and traffic violation.
Nathan J. Hammond, 21, of McGraw, was driving the vehicle. His passenger was identified as Samuel J. Swan, Jr., 40, of Cortland.
While interviewing the two men, officers noticed several items in the vehicle used to make meth, authorities said.
After further investigation, officers learned that the pair had been actively purchasing the items at several different locations within Cortland County.
Hammond and Swan were taken into custody without incident and charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony. Hammond was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and several vehicle and traffic violations. Swan was also charged with unlawful possession of a hypodermic instrument, a class A misdemeanor.
Both were arraigned in Cortlandville Town Court and remanded to the Cortland County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 insurance bond.
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