Man Charged After Police Find Meth-Making Material in Endicott
A Harpursville man was arrested following the discovery of components used to make methamphetamine inside an Endicott home.
Authorities say 28-year-old Phillip Sergeant of Route 7 faces two felony counts. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.
Sergeant was arrested during a traffic stop on North Street in Endicott Tuesday. He was sent to Broome County Jail pending his arraignment.
Sergeant was charged in connection with meth lab components that were found at a Harrison Avenue residence.
Endicott police were called to the home around 4 p.m. Monday to investigate a report of a despondent person. Officers negotiated with the resident when he refused to leave the house. He eventually emerged and was taken into custody for an evaluation.
Police later discovered "numerous items" used to make methamphetamine in the house, along with a "large quantity" of meth oil.
The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was called to help remove hazardous materials from the home.
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