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ILION – Six people face charges following a meth lab bust, village police said.

At 5:17 a.m. Wednesday, authorities raided the front, upstairs apartment at 177 E. Clark St. and charged the following with felony unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance:

  • James Cook, 44, of Lower Lawrence Street, Rome. Sent to Herkimer County jail on $20,000 bail.
  • Hillary Sanford, 22, of Texas. Bail set at $15,000.
  • Jennifer Sanderson, 40, of the residence where the raid took place. Released on $2,000 bail.
  • Karissa Cote, 19, of West Winfield. Bail set at $2,000.
  • An 18-year-old suspect was granted youthful offender status. Released on $2,000 bail.
  • Kyle VanDresar, 23, who said he was homeless, also charged with felony unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory materials. Bail set at $20,000.

Police said there may be additional arrests.

The defendants are scheduled to be back in village court 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11.

Other agencies involved in the case were the state police Special Operations Response Team, state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team, Ilion Fire Department, Ilion Ambulance, Herkimer County District Attorney’s Office and the Herkimer County Sheriff’s Office.









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