An arrest has been made as a result of the investigation into a possible methamphetamine lab at 11 Gregory St. Oswego, according to Oswego police.
Brenda L. Howard, 41, who lives at the residence, was charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony.
During the afternoon Wednesday, Oswego police, with the assistance of the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team), executed a search warrant at 11 Gregory St.
Pursuant to the execution of said search warrant, items used to manufacture methamphetamine were seized. Those items, coupled with other evidence gained during the investigation, allegedly showed that Howard possessed them with the intent that they be used to manufacture methamphetamine
Around 11 p.m., the scene has been released and Gregory St. reopened.
Howard was held at the Oswego City Police Department pending arraignment in Oswego City Court. The investigation is continuing and further arrests are possible.
The Fulton and Oswego police departments will be accepting unused and expired prescription medications today, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
“This is a great program that keeps expired and unused medications out of the wrong hands — be it children or adults,” said Assemblyman Will Barclay. “It helps protect the environment and helps reduce the chance of overdose and accidentally ingesting the wrong medications.”
Local residents may take their unused or expired prescription drugs to the Fulton Police Department at 141 S. First St., and the Oswego Police Department at 169 W. 2nd St.
According to studies, Prescription drug abuse has increased. Some reports estimate it has grown to take more lives than car accidents.
According to the New York State Attorney General’s web site, the number of prescriptions for all narcotic painkillers has also increased by six million — from 16.6 million in 2007 to nearly 22.5 million in 2010.
A state-wide computerized prescription tracking system was recently instituted so it’s harder for people to fraudulently write prescriptions if they obtain a prescription pad at a doctor’s office, said Barclay.
A 33-year-old Oswego resident was arrested last week for allegedly committing a string of crimes throughout the month of March, members of the Oswego City Police Department said.
Bruce H. Macmillan, of 269 West Third Street, Oswego, was arrested on several felony charges.
At approximately 2:10 p.m. March 7, Oswego police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Kinney Drugs, located at 174 W. Bridge Street, Oswego. Upon arrival store employees informed police that an unknown suspect had stolen an LED television and an Arizona Iced Tea from the store.
The Oswego County Drug Task Force — with the assistance of the New York State Police, Fulton Police Department, Oswego Police Department and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department — executed a search warrant last week at 3882 Co. Rte. 6 in the Town of New Haven.
The search warrant was for the home of Brian J. Lamond and Stephanie A. Holt-Ostrander for a reported methamphetamine lab.
The search resulted in the recovery of several items of evidence that are related to the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Lamond and Ostrander were both charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony. They were both arraigned in Fulton City Court by acting Oswego County Court Judge Spencer J. Ludington and were remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility until their next court appearance in the Town of New Haven Court March 16.
-Look for the full story in the Wednesday edition of the Valley News…