Two charged with making meth in town of Scott

SCOTT, N.Y. — Two people have been accused of manufacturing methamphetamine at a Cortland County home, authorities announced Thursday.

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Shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Cortland County Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a possible meth lab at a residence on Switch Road in the town of Scott.

Officers arrived to find Larry R. W. Gantt, Jr., 22, who lives at the home, and Nicholas S. Partis, 29, who is listed as homeless.

Authorities found several items used to manufacture meth, according to Lt. Todd Caufield with the sheriff's office. Gantt and Partis were taken to the sheriff's office while officers secured the scene.

Nicholas S. Partis, 22, and Larry R. W. Gantt Jr., 22 (photo provided)

Nicholas S. Partis, 29, and Larry R. W. Gantt Jr., 22 (photo provided)

The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was called to the scene to assist with the cleanup. Police found heroin, drug paraphernalia and materials used to make meth inside the home, the sheriff's office said. The Homer Fire Department also assisted at the scene.

Gantt and Partis were charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing methamphetamine, a class D felony; unlawful disposal of methamphetamine materials, a class E felony; third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class F felony, and three misdemeanor drug charges.

The pair was arraigned in Homer Town Court and taken to Cortland County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. They are scheduled to appear in Scott Town Court on April 19.

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