Three charged with meth manufacturing after labs found in car at Harte Haven Plaza in Massena
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:22 pm

MASSENA -- Three people have been charged after what police describe as “two active methamphetamine labs” were found in their car parked at Harte Haven Plaza on Thursday.

Police have charged three people with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine: Richard K. Reese 28, and Casey L. Ritchie, 24, both of 1500 Knox St., Ogdensburg; and Emily A. Livingston, 28, street address not available, Ogdensburg.

Ritchie and Livingstone are also charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of a hypodermic needle, and Richie is additionally charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.

Police say they responded that day to the shopping center for a report of a vehicle with occupants sleeping inside. The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCSERT) was called to process the scene and allegedly found two “active methamphetamine labs” in the trunk, according to police.

All three suspects were arraigned by Massena judge Eric Gustafson and remanded to the St. Lawrence County jail, Canton, in lieu of $5,000 bail or $10,000 bond, police said.

Updated 10:15 a.m. Feb. 20 to correct spelling of suspect's name.