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Repeat Meth Maker Gets Prison Time, State Considering Tougher Penalties

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A Cortland County man, who previously pled guilty to cooking meth, and was re-arrested for manufacturing the drug while awaiting sentencing will spend 2 1/2 years in state prison.

Back in April, State Police acting on a tip from a neighbor responded to a home on Rural Ave. in Cortlandville.

Troopers searched the home and found a meth lab. Four suspects were arrested.

Among the suspects was 27-year-old Holden Hayes. Hayes has a history of meth production in the area.

In February, he plead guilty to a felony charge of unlawful manufacturing methamphetamine and was supposed to be sentenced to 2 1/12 years in prison.

When he was picked up Hayes was wanted for a parole violation and criminal possession of a controlled substance. Just before the bust he had been involved in a high-speed chase with police.

Hayes was sentenced to the 2 1/2 year term Tuesday. He faces a year of post-release supervision when he gets out.

State lawmakers are considering tougher penalties for repeat meth cookers.

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