Cortlandville Man Arrested on Meth Charges Facing New Charges Following Fight at Homer School
A Cortlandville man, who is facing charges that he produced methamphetamine in his home on Route 281, is now facing new charges after he got out of jail, violated an order of protection, and was involved in a fight at his children’s school.
Village of Homer Police have charged 43-year-old Benjamin Slamp of 4379 West State Road with two misdemeanor counts of criminal contempt, and endangering the welfare of a child, in addition to harassment.
Last Friday afternoon, Slamp went to Homer High School to speak with family members, while there he got into a confrontation with the unidentified relatives.
Slamp had gone to the school despite a full stay away order of protection barring him from contacting his two kids or entering the high school.
Slamp is also accused of striking an unidentified person and tried taking the keys from the ignition of their vehicle in order to prevent to prevent the family members from leaving the school. All of this took place in front of Slamps two children.
Slamp was arrested by the Homer School District Resource Officer Michael Howell while appearing for separate charges in Cortlandville Court. Slamp is currently out of jail on $30,000 bond from previous charges. He was arraigned in Homer Town Court and remanded to the ortland County Jail on $500 cash bail, he has since bailed out and is due back in court today.
Slamp was in Cortland County Court last month where Cortland County Judge William Ames refused to reduce his bail in connection with charges that he manufactured the drug meth.
Back in August the Cortland County drug task force executed search warrants at Slamps home.
The search turned up the ingredients as well as the equipment needed to manufacture the illegal drug methamphetamine. Police say they also found some of the finished product as well.
Slamp and his 42-year-old wife Tammy Slamp were both charged. Tammy Slamp was charged with two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Slamp has 19 prior misdemeanor convictions including violating probation. In statements to police Slamp admitted that he was producing large amounts of meth on a daily basis.
The meth lab found in Slamp’s home followed the discovery of two other such labs in the City of Cortland in July.