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Two Charged Following Meth Lab Investigation In Oswego

On Wednesday December 11, investigators with the Oswego City Police Department’s Anti-Crime Team conducted an investigation into a possible methamphetamine lab at the residence of 98 E. Cayuga St.

Search warrants were applied for and granted by Oswego City Court.

Levi F. Hotaling
Levi F. Hotaling

At approximately 1:23 p.m. the residence and the two subjects listed below were secured.

As a safety precaution to the public, East Cayuga Street between East Eighth and East Ninth streets was shut down to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

The Oswego Fire Department was notified and responded to the scene as a precaution against explosion and/or fire.

The Oswego Fire Department further decontaminated the two subjects whom were detained as a part of the investigation.

The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was contacted and responded to render the scene safe as well as collect potentially hazardous evidence.

As a result of the subsequent search of the residence and an associated vehicle, materials commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine were seized as well as approximately 40 ounces of methamphetamine oil.

Britani E. Yerdon
Britani E. Yerdon

At approximately 10:23 p.m. the scene was released by Oswego City Police and the street was re-opened.

The following two people were arrested and have been charged as follows:

Levi F. Hotaling, 28 years of age, of 98 E. Cayuga St., Oswego:
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second Degree – Class AII Felony
Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the third degree – Class D Felony

Britani E. Yerdon, 21 years of age, of 98 E. Cayuga St., Oswego:
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second Degree – Class AII Felony
Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the third degree – Class D Felony

Hotaling and Yerdon are being held pending their arraignment in Oswego City Court.

As always, Oswego City Police are asking anyone with information regarding this or any other illegal drug activity to contact them at 315-342-2283.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email [email protected]

 ORIGINAL ARTICLE BELOW

The Oswego City Police Department is currently investigating a possible Meth Lab at 98 E. Cayuga St. Oswego.

The Police and Fire departments are currently on scene investigating.

East Cayuga Street  between East Eighth and Ninth streets will be closed until further notice.

One week ago, three people were charged in connection with a suspected Meth lab on Syracuse Avenue.

Further information will be released as it develops.