Update: Ogdensburg Woman Charged In Meth Bust After Fire

Update: Ogdensburg Woman Charged In Meth Bust After Fire

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An Ogdensburg woman was charged Tuesday with manufacturing and possessing methamphetamine, after fire broke out in her apartment on Ogden Street.

Police said the fire - which was quickly extinguished - was the result of a "malfunction of a methamphetamine lab."

Charged was Kimberly Smith, 38.

The fire in the upper apartment marked the second time authorities had been called to the house on Ogden Street in a week. Police raided what they described as a meth lab there last week, and disclosed Tuesday that Smith faces manufacturing and possession charges as a result of the earlier raid as well.

Police give major credit to firefighters for containing the fire to Smith's apartment and saving the rest of the home Tuesday.

As noted, the fire was out quickly, but a trash can caught fire later while a 7 News crew was on the scene talking with a neighbor.

Apparently meth-making materials in the trash caught fire. Police arrived to extinguish the fire. Firefighters came to make sure it was completely out.

You can see all that in the video, by clicking on the picture above this post.

The text of he full press release from Ogdensburg police:

At approximately 8:00AM the Ogdensburg Police Department, Fire Department and Ogdensburg Rescue were dispatched to the report of a structure fire at 102 Ogden St in Ogdensburg NY. 

The Ogdensburg Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire which was in 102 Ogden Street Upper apartment.  Investigators confirmed that the fire was caused by the malfunction of a methamphetamine lab. 

102 Ogden Street Upper apartment is in fact the same location that the Ogdensburg Police Department along with the St Lawrence County Drug Task Force and U.S. Department of Homeland Security executed a search warrant on March 5th 2019. 

The resident of the apartment one Kimberly J. Smith DOB 09/17/1980 was arrested and charged with the following crimes.

For the March 5th 2019 incident Smith was charged with:

- Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine in the 3rd degree pursuant to section 220.73(1) on the New York State Penal Law a class “D” Felony

- Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the third degree pursuant to section 220.1b(7) on the New York State Penal law a Class “B” Felony

For the March 12th 2019 incident Smith was charged with:

- Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine in the 3rd degree pursuant to section 220.73(1) on the New York State Penal Law a class “D” Felony

- Unlawful disposal of Meth Manufacturing Material pursuant to section 220.76 of New York State Penal Law a class “E” Felony

- Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree pursuant to section 120.25 of the New York State Penal Law a class “D” Felony

- Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the 7th degree pursuant to section 220.03 of the New York State Penal Law a class “A” misdemeanor

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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