Five arrested in Town of Starkey meth lab bust

Members of the Southern Tier Meth Task Force executed a search warrant at 5716 State Route 14A Dundee in the Town of Starkey on Thursday April 19th 2012. During the search of the home, suspected methamphetamine, marihuana, illegal prescription medication as well as active production of suspected methamphetamine was discovered. The house was secured overnight until the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCSERT) could respond to safely recover, sample, transport and dispose of evidence and materials found in the home. Five people located in the home on Thursday now face federal charges ranging from pseudoephrine purchases in excess of daily limits to possession and manufacturing methamphine. The Southern Tier Meth Task Force is made up of officers from the Drug Enforcement Agency, NYSP, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins and Yates County Sheriff’s Office, Watkins Glen and Ithaca PD. It was formed to combine agency resources to more effectively combat the growing problem of methamphine in the area.Arrested were:Connie M. Lathrop, age 60 5716 State Route 14A Dundee, NYHeather M. Bower, age 29 5716 State Route 14A Dundee, NYMelissa A. Bower, age 31 5716 State Route 14A Dundee, NYDavid R Little, age 31 5716 State Route 14A Dundee, NYCourtney L. Bulkley, age 30 8883 County Route 16 Savona, NY

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