PLATTSBURGH — Three men were sent to Clinton County Jail on Wednesday morning following their arrest on meth-lab charges Tuesday.
They are Aaron M. Prim, 35, of Redford; Kristopher M. Peryea, 22, of Saranac; and Jamie H. Gaudette, 36, of Plattsburgh.
The three, who were held in the City of Plattsburgh Police Department’s lockup facility overnight, face charges of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony.
Arraigned in Plattsburgh City Court Wednesday morning, they all had bail set at $20,000 cash/$40,000 bond.
An investigation into the operation at 10 Eleanor Way in the City of Plattsburgh came to a head Tuesday when a City Police officer entered the apartment in the multi-family residence on the dead-end street as, authorities said, the three were in the final stages of preparing a batch of the drug.
The men were arrested, then stripped and decontaminated by City Fire Department personnel behind a tarp outside the building.
Neighbors were evacuated due to the volatile nature of the ingredients and the process of mixing them in the “one-pot” method of manufacturing small batches of meth, police said.
Numerous agencies assisted with the raid; City Police Chief Desmond Racicot said Tuesday that the investigation and collection of evidence would go far into the night.
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