PLATTSBURGH — Three men arrested July 17 for their alleged role in running a methamphetamine lab at 10 Eleanor Way were arraigned in Clinton County Court Friday.
Jaime H. Gaudette, 36, of Plattsburgh; Kristopher Peryea, 22 of Saranac; and Aaron Prim, 35, of Redford appeared before the Hon. Patrick R. McGill to face indictments filed by a Clinton County Grand Jury on felony charges of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, according to a statement from Clinton County District Attorney Andrew J. Wylie.
Gaudette, who has no prior felony criminal history, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, in satisfaction of the entire indictment. He was recommended for a sentence of four and a half years in state prison with two years post-release supervision, Wylie said.
Gaudette was returned to Clinton County Jail and is scheduled for sentencing Nov. 8.
Peryea and Prim both pleaded not guilty to the indictment and were also returned to jail.
Peryea will face further court action at a conference scheduled for Oct. 22. Prim is scheduled to reappear Nov. 5, the statement said.
An investigation led by the Adirondack Drug Task Force and the DA’s Office into the Eleanor Way operation came to a head when a City Police officer entered the apartment in the multi-family residence and found the three men were in the final stages of preparing a batch of the drug using the ‘one-pot’ method. The area was evacuated and carefully decontaminated due to the volatile nature of methamphetamine’s ingredients.
Assistant District Attorney Doug Collyer is in charge of prosecuting the case.
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