Cortland Man Admits to Making Meth as Part of Plea Deal
A Town of Homer man arrested in connection with the discovery of meth lab on Union Street back in May has pled guilty to manufacturing the drug.
28 year old Matthew Stone of 2367 Parks Road, Homer was in Cortland County Court Thursday where he pled guilty to felony charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.
The pleas settle two separate criminal cases against Stone, in exchange prosecutors have recommend he serve 5 ½ years in prison with four years of post release supervision.
Back at the end of May Cortland Firefighters responded to a house fire at 34 Union Street, a neighbor spotted smoke coming from a second floor apartment.
A search of the apartment uncovered the equipment and the ingredients used to make the drug.
Stone along with 30 year old Joshua Marshall of 34 Union Street, and 22 year old Savannah Webster of Green Lake Road, Little York were all charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine a class E felony as well as criminal possession of a controlled substance which is a class A misdemeanor.
Police say they removed a large quantity of finished meth from the home.
Stone will be sentenced in September.