A bad headlight in Cortland was just the start of this guy's legal problems

Suspect Kristan Cowen. From Cortland County Sheriff's Department.

Early Tuesday morning, investigators with the Cortland County Sheriff's Department say they saw a car on Port Watson Street with "insufficient headlights."

The responding officer smelled a strong chemical odor coming from inside the vehicle. The driver, Kristan Cowen, 37, of Meadville, Pennsylvania has a revoked license. The officer reports finding several components used for manufacturing methamphetamine.

A search of the car turned up three-quarters of an ounce of methamphetamine along with a "One pot" used for cooking meth, as well as a loaded 25 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

Cowen was charged with Felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Criminal Possession of a weapon, Unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, and other charges related to his license and headlamp. He's jailed on $15,000 cash, $30,000 bond.