Cortland County Sheriff’s officials say they’ve shut down a Methamphetamine- manufacturing operation in the Monroe Heights neighborhood of the City of Cortland.

According to a new release from the Sheriff’s Office, The Cortland City Police went looking for 26-year-old Thomas Joseph on a warrant at 1:43 in the morning on Friday, June 10.

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While attempting to locate Joseph, City Police say they found not only the man they were looking for, but 31-year-old Dana Perrault, 28-year-old Michaela O’Neill and 30-year-old Christian Rogers, all of Cortland and all had unlawfully entered the residence on Monroe Heights and were cooking meth.

The Cortland County Drug Task Force along with the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCSERT)and Cortland City Police Department executed a search warrant at the home.

New York State Police photo
New York State Police photo

As a result of the search, Perreault, O’Neill, Joseph and Rogers were all placed under arrest.

Authorities say Perreault and Joseph were charged with felony Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine for having a prior felony conviction for manufacturing meth in the past five years.

All four of those arrested at the Monroe Heights home are charged with felony Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, felony Burglary and felony Conspiracy.

Law Enforcement officials say Michaela O’Neill and Christian Rogers are additionally charged with a third-degree felony count of Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine.

All four were sent to the Cortland County Jail without bail and were scheduled to appear in Cortland City Court this week.

New York State Police photo
New York State Police photo

Authorities say the investigation is continuing and there is a possibility that more charges could be filed.

The news release did not say why authorities were looking for Thomas Joseph in the first place.

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