Chenango County Sheriff’s officials say, with the help of the Broome-Chenango-Endicott SWAT Team, authorities caught a Town of German man trying to flush methamphetamine down the toilet and confiscated several illegal guns and ammunition.

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36-year-old Jonas Whaley is facing numerous felony charges and is accused of trafficking narcotics from his home since February, 2021.

Sheriff’s officials say authorities executed a “no-knock” warrant at Whaley’s home on County Road 2 September 21 following a lengthy narcotics investigation.

Deputies say they found Whaley trying to flush meth down his toilet. Four ounces of the drug was recovered from the bathroom and around the residence.

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Law enforcement officers also found 13 long guns, including two AR15 assault rifles with 30-round magazines and four pistols.  Authorities say several of the weapons were loaded with rounds in the chamber.  Two of the firearms were so-called “ghost guns” that lack serial numbers and are otherwise untraceable.  Hundreds of rounds of ammunition were also confiscated along with $3,600 cash.

Whale is charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence as well as misdemeanor criminal use of drug paraphernalia.

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