Members of the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force raided Room 17 at Davidson’s Motel around 4:30 p.m. Monday, the task force said in a news release.
Inside the motel room, police found three grams of methamphetamine, items used to produce methamphetamine, used hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia.
Robert Snyder, 43, of Carthage; Rene Gracey, 38, of Castorland and Eugene Lively, 30, no address given, were all charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.
All three were arraigned in LeRay Town Court and sent to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building without bail. Additional charges are pending.
The undercover investigation into the motel room meth lab spanned several weeks, the task force said.
It’s not the first time Lively’s been charged with making methamphetamine in a motel room. In May, Lively was charged with making the drug inside Room 202 at the Royal Inn in Pamelia. The Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force also conducted that arrest.
The state police Special Operations Response Team, Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team and Community Narcotics Enforcement Team responded to the scene, as well as Watertown city police and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies.