2 Charged After 3-Month Meth Investigation

2 Charged After 3-Month Meth Investigation

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A three-month drug investigation ended with the arrests of two people in Lewis County.

The county's Drug Task Force raided a home at 8219 Artz Road in the town of New Bremen at 5:30 a.m. Friday.

Officials arrested two people who live there, 39 year old Mathew Farnsworth and 35 year old Renee Ross.

They were charged with:

- second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance
- second-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine while in the presence of a person under the age of 16
- endangering the welfare of a child (A misdemeanor). 

Officials said meth was being manufactured with a six year old child in the home.

According to officials, they found an active one-pot meth lab, numerous components to make meth, approximately 10 ounces meth oil, approximately 5 grams of meth powder, two digital scales, packaging material, $723 in cash, two daggers, and one rifle.

Farnsworth and Ross were being held without bail in the county jail.

The task force was assisted during the raid by the New York State Police Special Operation Response Team, the Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team and the Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, Lowville Police Department, and Lewis County Probation Department.

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