Lodi man held on $20K bail after meth lab, firearms, and stolen long gun recovered in search

On Monday at approximately 10 a.m. deputies executed a search warrant – taking a pair of individuals into custody on charges related to producing methamphetamine in Lodi.

Deputies say that the Narcotics Unit, Criminal Investigation Division, and Road Patrol all assisted at 1925 Seneca Road where investigators say a meth lab was operating.

As result, investigators arrested Kyle G. Clawson, 41, and Meredith J. Bell, 42, both of the Seneca Road address.

Clawson was charged with the following:

– Six counts of criminal possession of a weapon – Class D felonies;
– Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine – a Class D felony;
– Criminal possession of stolen property – a Class E felony;
– Criminal possession of precursors to methamphetamine – a Class E felony; and
– Two counts of criminally using drug paraphernalia – Class A misdemeanors.

Investigators say Bell had an active bench warrant out for her arrest in Ithaca; and was turned over to the Ithaca Police Department.

They say Clawson had been manufacturing methamphetamine while at his residence. Investigators discovered a substantial amount of chemicals and lab equipment used in the process of producing meth.

It’s also alleged that Clawson possessed multiple long guns and hand gun, which were illegally possessed due to a prior felony conviction.

It is further alleged that one of the long guns was stolen.

He was arraigned at Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility in lieu of $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 secured bond.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Lodi Fire Department, Seneca County Code Enforcement, and New York State Police.

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