Ogdensburg man fleeing arrest runs into residence where police find one-pot meth lab, homeowner charged
OGDENSBURG -- City police say a man fleeing police trying to arrest him on a warrant tried to hide in a residence where officers discovered evidence of a meth lab.
On Wednesday, police responded to a report that Matthew P. McLean, 31, of Mechanic Street, who was wanted on an arrest warrant, was spotted near Knox Street.Police said McLean fled into 1012 Knox St. Police say they entered the residence to arrest him and allegedly discovered “material and components used for the manufacture of methamphetamine,” including an active one-pot meth lab.
The homeowner, Summer D. Smith, was in the residence and also arrested, police said.
McLean is charged with a first-degree criminal contempt count from the warrant, and is facing additional counts of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of a hypodermic instrument, police said.
Smith is charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of a hypodermic instrument, police said.
They were arraigned in Morristown Town Court by Justice James Phillips. McLean was remanded to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, without bail. Smith is being held in lieu of $2,500 bail or $5,000 bond, police said.