Eight people in Tompkins County were arrested Wednesday following an investigation into the manufacture of methamphetamine in the Town of Newfield.
Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with other police agencies executed a search warrants at 36 Bishop Road, 106 Ward Heights North, and 712 Ward Blvd. East, all in the Town of Newfield Thursday.
Investigators say they found meth and meth manufacturing materials.
44-year-old Louis Parker of the Bishop Road address has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 2nd degree, which is a class AII Felony. Parker also faces felony counts of unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and conspiracy, along with a misdemeanor count of criminal nuisance.
The AII Felony charge carries up to 10 years in prison.
Parker was sent to the Tompkins County Jail without bail.
29-year-old Corey Woodward of the Smith Road address was also charged with the A-II Felony, along with criminal possession of a controlled substance, unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, and conspiracy. Woodward was also remanded to the Tompkins County Jail without bail.
Police say the drug busts follow a lengthy investigation into the production and trafficking of meth in the area.