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Drug Task Force Announces Meth Lab Arrests

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OSWEGO, NY – On Thursday (June 11), at approximately 5:20 p.m., investigators with the Oswego County Drug Task Force and Oswego City Police Department acted on information regarding a possible methamphetamine lab at 196 E. Second St., Oswego.

Investigators spoke with occupants of the residence and received consent to search.

Celeste M. Sivils
Celeste M. Sivils

Materials and equipment utilized to manufacture methamphetamine were observed within the home as well as a garage on the property, according to police.

The NYSP Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was contacted and responded to the scene.

As a result of the search, laboratory equipment, chemical reagents, precursors and solvents used to manufacture methamphetamine were seized, police said.

Less than one gram of methamphetamine was also recovered.

Two residents of 196 E. Second St. were arrested and charged as follows:

Celeste M. Sivils, 41: Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the 3rd degree – Class D Felony

Richard L. Leahey, 48: Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the 3rd degree – Class D Felony

Sivils and Leahey were arraigned in Oswego City Court.

Sivils was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

Richard L. Leahey
Richard L. Leahey

She is scheduled to return to Oswego City Court on June 23 at 9:30 a.m.

Leahey was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $2,500 cash bail or $5,000 bond.

He is scheduled to return to Oswego City Court on June 15 at 10:30 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing and further arrests are a possibility.

The Oswego County Drug Task Force is comprised of members from the Oswego County District Attorney’s Office, Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, NYS University Police at Oswego, U.S. Border Patrol, Fulton City Police Department and Oswego City Police Department.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or other illegal drug activity is urged to contact investigators at 315-349-8222 or email [email protected]

All information will remain anonymous.