Three people were charged following the discovery of a meth lab on the city’s east side Wednesday morning. Oswego Police responded to 196 Syracuse Ave. following information that there was a meth lab operating inside. Upon arriving at the house, police found evidence that a laboratory was located in the front apartment.
The Oswego Fire Department was called in to decontaminate the two men believed to be operating the lab, as well as a third female resident. The fire department stayed on scene throughout the day in case of an explosion or fire.
Syracuse Ave. was closed to traffic between South Division St. and Lawrence St. and the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was called in to continue the investigation alongside the OPD.
Oswego Police said that a search warrant was obtained through the Oswego City Court. The search turned up several one pot methamphetamine labs, also known as “shake-and-bake” labs. In addition, 10 ounces of methamphetamine oil were found.
Syracuse Ave. was reopened around 4:30 in the afternoon, more than seven hours after police initially responded.
Arrested in the investigation were Frederick Carvey III, 37 and Zechariah Morrison, 32. Both were charged with 2nd degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance and 3rd degree Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine. They are being held until their arraignment.
Also charged was Brittaney Perkins, 23, for Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She was released on an appearance ticket