Four Arrested For Cooking Meth At A Campsite

posted by Ian Wheatley - 

Orwell, N.Y. - Four People have been arrested after a meth lab was discovered at a campsite.

State Police say that on Sunday they checked-in on people acting suspiciously on state land off of Dam Road in the Town of Orwell. 

The four were cooking meth in a plastic bottle. The method they were using to cook the meth was a new more mobile and dangerous process of cooking meth called "one pot." Troopers say Kurt Merithew threw the bottle into a campfire. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

Troopers did find one gram of finished methamphetamine at the campsite.

The following individuals were arrested on the following charges: 

  • Kurt C. Merithew, age 38 of 448 Stone Road Apt.#1, Oneida, NY for Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine 3rd degree, Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine making materials, Tampering with physical evidence and Criminal Possession of a controlled substance 7th degree. 
  • Jennifer M. Stoddard, age 23, of 213 Park Manor Drive, Oneida, NY for Unlawful manufacturing of Methamphetamine 3rd degree and Criminal Possession of a controlled substance 7th degree. 
  • Nicole R. Coyle, age 33, of 723 Wadsworth Road, Syracuse, NY, Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine 3rd degree.
  •  Edward R. Coyle, age 40, of 723 Wadsworth Road, Syracuse, NY, Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine 3rd degree.  

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