Police find meth lab in Cuyler home

CUYLER, N.Y. – A Cuyler man was arrested Friday after authorities found an active meth lab at his Cortland County home.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, members of the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on West Keeney Road in the town of Cuyler for a reported active meth lab.


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Bret J. Eccleston, 24, of Cuyler

Bret J. Eccleston, 24, of Cuyler

Several items used to make meth were located inside the home, according to Sgt. Garry Williams with the sheriff’s office, along with 15 ounces of suspected “meth oil.”

Investigators with the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office contacted New York State Police to help remove hazardous materials from the home.

Following the investigation, Bret J. Eccleston, 24, of West Keeney Road, Cuyler, was charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a class D felony, unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material, a class E felony, and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A2 felony.

He was arraigned Saturday and taken to Cortland County Jail on $100,000 cash bail or $200,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing and other charges are pending, the sheriff’s office said. Eccleston is due back in court later this week.


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