Sheriff: Man charged after 3 are evacuated from 'hazardous' Cortland Co. meth lab
TOWN OF CUYLER, N.Y. -- A Cuyler man has been charged after investigators found "several items" used to make meth in his home, according to the Cortland County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies say it started Friday night at about 4:59 p.m. when they were sent to 7593 West Keeney Road in Cuyler for a report of an active meth lab. When deputies arrived they found three people inside, who they evacuated because of the hazardous conditions from the lab.
Investigators say one of them was 24-year-old Bret J. Eccleston, who lived at the home. While talking to him they saw materials used to make meth. Eccleston and the two others were taken to the Cortland County Sheriff's Office to be interviewed.
Deputies say after interviewing the two others they determined they were just friends who were visiting Eccleston and they were released. Meanwhile, investigators with the Sheriff's Office contacted New York State Police to help them search the property.
A search was conducted Saturday morning, and inside several components needed to make methamphetamine were found, as well as about 15 ounces of meth oil, according to the Sheriff's Office. Those items were all secured and confiscated.
Eccleston has been charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was sent to the Cortland County Correctional Facility on $100,000 cash/ $200,000 bond.
Deputies say the investigation is ongoing and more charges and arrests are possible.