City man arrested for making meth, again

Tennessee investigator Jody Cavanaugh shows a first aid kit that methamphetamine producers regularly steal for the use of the cold pack as an ingredient in the drug in this 2011 file photo. ASOCIATED PRESS Photo/Josh Anderson

SCOTT --- A Cortland County man with a history of methamphetamine arrests was arrested again, this time with a Cortlandville man, for manufacturing the drug, according to a Monday news release.

Terry L. Maricle, 47, of Owego Street, and Michael L. Martin Sr., 48, of East River Road in Cortlandville, were arrested shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday after they were stopped for walking without facing traffic on Route 281 near the intersection of Cold Brook Road in Scott, according to the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office.

A Sheriff’s deputy stopped the pair after discovering them walking along the side of the road and determined they were carrying items used in manufacturing meth, according to the release. Maricle also had finished methamphetamine on him, as well as a small amount of marijuana, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Both were found with drug paraphernalia, the release noted.

A search of The Cortland Voice revealed Maricle was arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine in April for possessing methamphetamine after he was stopped by city police for riding a stolen bicycle through a red light. The disposition of that case was not immediately available.

Maricle’s 2015 conviction for felony crimes of third-degree manufacturing methamphetamine and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance was overturned on appeal in 2018 for legally insufficient evidence.

Maricle was serving a 9-year sentence when his sentence for manufacturing meth in a Cortlandville garage was overturned, according to The Cortlandville Voice archives.

Maricle was also convicted of disorderly conduct, a violation, and sentenced in 2015 in Homer Town Court, according to Cortland County judicial records. Maricle was also sentenced on an unspecified misdemeanors in Cortlandville Town Court in 2014 and two unspecified charges in City Court in 2014.

Martin was convicted in Cortland County Court, which hears felony cases, in 2007, according to judicial records. The records did not specify the charge he was convicted of.

In Saturday’s arrest, Maricle was charged with felony, third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, as well as seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanors. He was also charged with second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana and pedestrian failing to walk facing traffic, violations.

Martin was charged Saturday with felony, second-degree unlawful manufacture methamphetamine, as well as second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia and criminal possession hypodermic needle, misdemeanors. He was also charged with pedestrian failing to walk facing traffic, a violation.

Both Maricle and Martin were arraigned in Homer Town Court and remanded to the Cortland County Correctional Facility without bail. They were scheduled to return to court at a later date.