Myers Now Faces Methamphetamine Charges

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A 48 year old Watertown man now faces additional criminal charges in connection with his burglary arrest earlier this week.

Stephen Myers is now charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

On Tuesday, Myers was arrested in connection with a burglary at Griff's Redemption on Factory Street.

City police followed footprints in the snow to a nearby apartment at 661 Factory Street.

Police said they found Myers in possession of some of the stolen property, which included a television, weed trimmer, garbage can and soda.

According to police, they also found evidence that he had been cooking crystal meth in his apartment.

The discovery prompted the city to call in the fire department, state police and the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force.

Officials said they found about six ounces of crystal meth.

Myers was charged Tuesday with third-degree burglary, petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Because Myers has two prior felony convictions, he's being held without bail in the Jefferson County Jail.

Myers was arrested in 2006 for rape and leading police on a high-speed chase.

He was sentenced in 2007 to a maximum of four years in prison.

See our earlier report
 

Sunday, November 23, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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