Watertown Man Accused Of Cooking Meth

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Law enforcement and fire officials descended on a Watertown apartment building Tuesday after investigators discovered evidence of a methamphetamine lab.

City police were initially investigating a burglary at Griff's Redemption on Factory Street.

A patrolman followed footprints in the snow to a nearby apartment at 661 Factory Street.

According to police, the patrolman found a tenant, 48 year old Stephen Myers, with some of the stolen property.

Police said he 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 arrested and charged with third-degree burglary, petit larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property.

Police said he will also face charges in reference to methamphetamine. 

Myers has been in trouble with the law before; he 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.
 

Saturday, August 23, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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