Oneida, NY – Investigators still were taking inventory this morning of materials seized during a raid that included the arrest of a brother and sister on charges that they were making methamphetamines.
Oneida city police, accompanied by special state police units, executed a search warrant about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at 1080 Palmer Drive and took resident Robert Scott Atkinson, 39, into custody, Chief David R. Meeker Sr. said.
Atkinson’s sister, Melissa A. Dager, 42, of Creek Road, Oneida, drove up to the scene while investigators were executing the warrant and was taken into custody, Meeker said.
Investigators seized methamphetamine and materials used to make the drug, Meeker said.
Officials still were tabulating how much was taken but Meeker said the seizure of the potentially explosive supplies eliminates a hazard not only to the house but to the surrounding neighborhood.
“And, hopefully this will send a message to some of the other ones that are trying to do this that if you keep doing it you’re going to get caught,” Meeker said.
Atkinson and Dager both were charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material and criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine, all felonies, police said.
Both were charged with fifth-degree conspiracy and second-degree criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material, both misdemeanors.
In addition, Atkinson was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon – martial arts throwing stars – and Dager was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Both are misdemeanors.
Both were arraigned before Oneida City Judge Anthony Eppolito, who ordered them held at the Madison County Jail, Atkinson in lieu of $25,000 bail, Dager on bail of $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond. Both remained in custody this morning, jail official said.