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City Police Bust Meth Lab in Cortland


The Cortland County Drug task force, along with the City of Cortland Police, and the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant which led to an arrest of four individuals for unlawful manufacturing of meth.

It began on June 10th around 1:40am as City of Cortland Police attempted to locate 26 year old Thomas C. Joseph for an active warrant he had for an arrest. While locating Joseph, officers found he and others had unlawfully entered a residence on Monroe Heights in the City of Cortland.

Officers found inside that meth was being manufactured and a search warrant was issued to further search the property. The Cortland County Drug Task force and the New York State Police assisted in the search warrant.

City Police then arrested Thomas C. Joseph, 28 year old Michaela L. O’Neill, 31 year old Dana P. Perreault, and 30 year old Christian T. Rogers.

Both Perreault and Joseph were charged with unlawful manufacture of meth in the 1st degree (a felony). O’Neill and Rogers were charged with unlawful manufacture of meth in the 3rd degree (a felony).

On top of the felony meth charges, all face felonies for possession of a controlled substance in the 2nd degree, burglary in the 2nd degree, and conspiracy in the 2nd degree.

All four were sent to Cortland County Jail with no bail.

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