Police say a man has been arrested after an active meth lab was discovered in a downtown Binghamton apartment building.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Authorities say 55-year-old Richard Swartz Jr. was charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Investigators say someone had complained of chemical odors coming from a room in a building on Henry Street Tuesday afternoon.

Police obtained a search warrant for the room. Members of the Broome County Special Investigations Unit Task Force entered the room and found the meth-making operation.

The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team assisted investigators.

The unit recovered a "one-pot" meth container and more than six ounces of methamphetamine liquid. Material used to make meth also were removed from the room.

Swartz was arraigned in Binghamton city court and sent to Broome County Jail.

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