Probation For Cortlandville Man Caught Cooking Meth in a Mobile Home
A Cortlandville man who, along with his girlfriend were busted making the drug methamphetamine in an R.V parked along Route 13 back in January, was in Cortland County Court Tuesday where he entered a guilty plea as part of a plea bargain.
In early January Cortland County Sheriff’s Investigators executed a search warrant on a motor home that had been parked in the parking lot of a former used car lot at 991 Route 13.
During the search Investigators found several items used in the manufacture of the drug methamphetamine.
Detectives also seized several different types of pills, a small amount of marijuana and a set of brass knuckles.
44 year old Clifton Bergman and 41 year old Wendy Bellefluer who both lived in the RV were both were charged with a felony count of unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a misdemeanor charge weapons possession, and unlawful possession; a violation.
On Tuesday Bergman entered a guilty plea to a felony charge of criminal possession of the precursors of methamphetamine. In exchange for the plea County Prosecutors have recommended Bergman he be sentenced to 5 years probation, Bergman faced up to 2 years in prison. Bergman also agreed to forfeit $120.00 in cash.
Bergman was re-arrested earlier this month as part of crack down on 15 individuals purchasing and possessing excessive quantities of the drug Pseudoephedrine, which is a key component in the production of Meth. Bergman must still answer to the misdemeanor charge.
Bergman is currently free on his own recognizance and due for sentencing in April.