Canastota, N.Y. - Madison County Sheriffs and Canastota Police busted a meth lab.
Police in Canastota responded to call of a strong chemical odor consistant with cooking methamphetamine . When they entered the residence they found 38 year old Ronald Ortman. Ortman admitted to police that he had been cooking meth in the apartment and hid the lab in the attic.
The building was evacuated. A search warrant was executed which led to the discovery of two meth labs inside the residence.The New York State Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCSERT) seized the two labs and removed them from the scene.
Ortman was arrested and charged with:
- Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd degree (Class A Felony)
- Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the 3rd degree (Class D Felony)
- Criminal Possession of a controlled Substance in the 7th degree (Class A Misdemeanor)
- Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Class A Misdemeanor).
He is in the Madison County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond