Indictments Handed Out Yesterday In Two Separate Meth Cases
A Cortland County grand jury has handed up indictments against two men in connection with two separate meth cases.
In September, Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 26-year-old Cody Brown of Cortlandville on a felony charge of drug possession and a violation count of marijuana possession.
Investigators responded to the area of 143 Penguin Dr. for a report of someone possibly making methamphetamine.
When officers arrived they found an undisclosed quantity of methamphetamine drying on a table in the house.
Police say the drugs belonged to Brown. Brown was indicted Friday on a felony charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Brown is being held in the county jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.
In a separate indictment a Cortland man is facing a four-count indictment after he was arrested in connection with a plot to smuggle meth into the county jail.
22-year-old Tomas Kaiser of 86 S. Church St. Cortland, was also indicted Friday on four separate counts including criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful manufacture of meth, and criminal possession of the precursors of meth.
Back on August 28th 21-year-old Kate Lynne Thomas of 514 Warren Rd. Ithaca, is accused of trying to sneak meth into the county jail.
During the investigation police learned that Thomas was being assisted in the smuggling attempt. Officers went out into the parking lot of the Public Safety Building where they arrested Kaiser, 24 year old Justin Farley and 23-year-old Kara Smithgall both of Endicott.
A search of Thomas’s vehicle turned up all the components and equipment to make methamphetamine. A small quantity of the drug was also located in the vehicle.
Thomas still has charges outstanding charges against her in connection with a meth lab found at 95 Maple Avenue.
If Tomas is convicted of the most serious charge he faces 5 to 15 years in state prison.