Cortlandville Man Arraigned on Meth Charges Could Lose Home to Civil Forfeiture
A Town of Cortlandville man who was picked up last Friday for making the drug meth appeared in Cortland County Court yesterday where he was arraigned on a grand jury indictment in connecting with his arrest last August for manufacturing the drug.
43 year old Benjamin Slamp of 4379 Route 281 appeared in County Court yesterday with his attorney Ron Walsh, Slamp was arraigned on a six count indictment charging him with manufacturing and selling methamphetamines; both felonies. He’s also facing four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Slamp was free on bail, but he was picked by Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputies last Friday. Slamp was riding a car that was stopped for speeding on Route 41 in Homer, at the time he was found with a backpack containing the ingredients to make meth. Another passenger in the car 43 year old Pamela M. Lackner of Cortland, was found in possession of an assortment of unknown pills.
Slamp now faces another felony charge of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamines, a misdemeanor charge of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree, and unlawful possession of marijuana.
Yesterday County Judge Julie Campbell revoked Slamp’s bail and sent him to the County jail, in addition County prosecutors served Slamp with a notice announcing that they intend to seize his house on Route 281. County D-A Mark Suben says the home was used in connection with the crimes and law allows for the home to be seized and sold at auction.
Slamp is due back in court next month.