LocalSYR

Two Madison County meth labs busted within hours of each other

There were two meth busts in a one mile span in just a few hours’ time in the Canastota area onThursday. The first was on Pine Ridge Road and the other was on North Main Street.
Canastota (WSYR-TV) -- There were two meth busts in a one mile span in just a few hours’ time in the Canastota area Thursday. The first was on Pine Ridge Road and the other was on North Main Street.

“You think your neighborhood is safe and you come home to see this,” Wendy Cassano told NewsChannel 9.

Police say 29-year-old Casey Spadter is the man responsible for running the extensive meth lab on Pine Ridge Road. He was arrested after a six month investigation revealed he was cooking up meth around Canastota.

"We are now taking that evidence out of the house and processing it right now and we will turn it over to the DEC for removal of contamination,” explained New York State Police spokesman, Jack Keller.

Records show that Spadter was already on parole from a 2010 felony drug conviction. And after this latest bust, authorities say he could face more than 30 years in prison.

“He does have some firearms that were located inside the home and we have a number of one-pot methods that seem to be the method he was manufacturing that meth with and we also have some waste that we found out was close to this house,” Keller continued.

Just hours after the first bust, police found more meth in a trailer not far from Spadter’s operation. Police say the two cases are connected.

Authorities say the first search warrant led them to a home on North Main Street, where Spadter allegedly stored more items to make meth. They hope his arrest sends a message that if you make or deal illegal drugs in Central New York – you will be caught.

Officials say there has been about 14 meth busts this year alone in Madison County. They say Spadter’s arrest could lead them to more meth labs, which could also lead to more arrests in the area.
Page: [[$index + 1]]