Complaints from community residents steered authorities to uncover a methamphetamine operation at a Sherburne mobile home, according to Chenango County Sheriff’s deputies.
Narcotics investigators responded Tuesday afternoon to 30 Classic St., Lot 17, and found Andrew Palmer in the woods just behind the residence, according to deputies. Palmer was throwing meth-making material into the woods, deputies say, and he was quickly taken into custody.
A search nearby revealed several “one-pot” meth labs in the woods, along with several others in the residence, according to deputies.
Investigators also allege Palmer illegally possessed suboxone.
The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team conducted a search and cleanup of the residence and wooded area. The Village of Sherburne Police Department also assisted with the investigation.
Five ounces of meth were recovered during the searches, deputies said, and several ingredients used to make meth were also seized.
Palmer was charged with felony counts of third-degree unlawful manufacturing methamphetamine and unlawful disposal of meth lab equipment, along with a misdemeanor count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was sent to the Chenango County jail on $15,000 cash bail to await further court proceedings.