New York State Police arrested two men after troopers said they walked in on the men making methamphetamine.
On Tuesday around 9 p.m., police said they arrived at a home on County Road 71 in Jasper, Steuben County and interrupted 45-year-old Mark Walton and 22-year-old James Ball making methamphetamine.
Walton and Ball were both arrested and charged with felony third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. They were remanded to the Steuben County Jail after being arraigned.
After the two men were arrested, State Police investigators returned to the home with a search warrant, along with the Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (C.C.S.E.R.T.). The team was able to seize a large amount of methamphetamine, including precursors, reagents, solvents, catalysts, and lab equipment.