Cops: Eight children removed from Moravia home where meth was manufactured

MORAVIA, N.Y. — Eight children were turned over to Cayuga County Child Protective Services last week after authorities allegedly found items used to make methamphetamine at a home in the town of Moravia while children were present.

On Thurs., Feb. 16, the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on Sayles Corners Road in Moravia, authorities said in a press release Thursday.

The task force includes members of the Auburn Police Department and the Cayuga County Sheriff's Office. Authorities also had assistance from the Army National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Cayuga County Child Services and the Cayuga County District Attorney's office, the media release said.

Four people were charged with felony unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine in connection with the investigation. The suspects named in the media release include Jonathan Wood, Ashley Wood, Mark Crysler, and Elizabeth Crysler.

They were each charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.

All four defendants were arraigned in Moravia Town Court. The eight children were turned over to Cayuga County Child Protective Services, authorities said.