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November 29, 2013

Cobleskill police charge man, woman after meth-lab raid

Two suspects were arrested after an investigation into the production of methamphetamine, Cobleskill village police said in a media release Wednesday.

During an ongoing investigation into the sale of controlled substances, information was developed that Christopher Clark Woods, 27, of Richmondville, was involved in the manufacture of methamphetamine at the residence of Laura K. Kieru, 28, of Cobleskill, police said. Information was developed that led to the issuance of a search warrant for the residence.

On Wednesday, members of the Cobleskill Police Department, state police Special Operations Response Team, state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response team, and state police Bureau of Criminal Investigations members from Cobleskill and Princetown troopers participated in the investigation and execution of the search warrant, which resulted in the discovery components of a portable methamphetamine production system. The evidence was secured and turned over to a hazardous waste hauler for disposal, the release said.

According to the release:

• On Wednesday, Cobleskill police charged Woods with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony, and as a fugitive of justice. Woods was wanted by the Obion County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee for violation of probation for the crime of promotion of methamphetamine. Woods was remanded to the Schoharie County jail without bail.

• Also on Wednesday, Cobleskill police charged Kieru with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and fifth-degree conspiracy, a misdemeanor. Kieru was remanded to the Schoharie County jail on $5,000 cash bail or $10,000 bond.

Both Woods and Kieru are scheduled to return to Cobleskill Town Court on Dec. 3, and the release said, and additional charges are pending.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident, or with any information on drug activity in the Cobleskill community, is urged to contact Sgt. Rich Bialkowski at (518) 234-2923. Any information provided will be kept confidential, the release said.

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