Oswego Police Announce Methamphetamine Lab Arrest

On Tuesday March 4, at approximately 6:10 p.m. investigators with the Oswego City Police Department’s Anti-Crime Team (ACT) stopped a red colored Chevrolet Monte Carlo on East Ninth Street just north of East Bridge Street.

The vehicle was stopped as a result of an investigation into illegal methamphetamine production within the city of Oswego.

Ronald E. Recore
Ronald E. Recore

The four occupants of the vehicle were detained as the investigation proceeded.

A subsequent search of the vehicle located numerous ingredients and components used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Methamphetamine was not actively being manufactured at that time.

However, interviews of the detained subjects revealed that the ingredients and components were possessed with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine in the near future.

As a result of the investigation the following person was arrested and criminally charged.

Ronald E. Recore, 37, of 107 Highland St., Fulton, – Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the third degree – Class D Felony.

Recore was additionally arrested and charged with one count of Petit Larceny, class A misdemeanor, for allegedly stealing a Rite Aid brand instant cold compress from the Rite Aid store located in the Mid-Town Plaza earlier in the day.

Instant cold compresses contain ammonium nitrate, an ingredient used in the “one pot” method of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Recore is currently being held at the Oswego City Police Department pending his arraignment in Oswego City Court.

As a safety precaution, East Ninth Street between East Bridge and East Cayuga streets was closed off to all traffic until approximately 9 p.m.

The Oswego City Fire Department stood by on scene.

The investigation is continuing and further arrests are likely.

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]