Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say five people are accused of making methamphetamine at a Cortlandville motel that has been the scene of at least two recent meth busts. 

At around 12:30 a.m. March 7 authorities were called the Cortland Motel on Route 11 with a report of a chemical odor and suspicious people.

30 year old Ryan Nolan of Cortland, 26 year old Sherry Cummings of Dryden, 26 year old Natalie Castor of Homer and 34 year old Michael Hutchings and 26 year old Dana Perrault, both of Cortland are all charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine.

Other charges against some of the suspects include conspiracy, criminal impersonation, criminal possession a hypodermic instrument and criminally using drug paraphernalia.

Bail for Cummings, Hutchings and Perrault is set at $5,000.  Castor is held on $1,500 bail while Nolan was sent to the Cortland County Jail without bail.

The motel was evacuated and special teams with the New York State Police were called in to clean up the hazardous chemicals.  A portion of the motel was closed for 11 hours.

September 21, 2016, a strange smell sent authorities to a room at the motel where they say they found suspects cooking methamphetamine.

This past February 8, two people were arrested in the motel parking lot and accused of having items used in the manufacture of meth.