8 Arrested in New York for Manufacturing, Distributing Meth

February 18, 2016 Updated: February 18, 2016

Eight people were arrested in Tompkins County, New York, for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine.

They were arrested and charged in connection with an investigation into production and trafficking of meth in the country, the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office said, CNYCentral.com reported.

The arrests were made at three different residences in Newfield. According to LocalSyr.com, they were described as “multiple active meth homes.”

3 of the 8 people arrested are currently being held at the Tompkins County Jail without bail.The sheriff’s office says…

Posted by CNYcentral.com on Thursday, February 18, 2016

 

The Ithaca Journal reported that Amanda Chaffee, 32; Corey Woodward, 29; Thomas Chaffee, 52; Debra Buck, A.K.A. Debra Miller, 52; Kenneth Benjamin, 36; Katie Adams, 33; and William Pelto, 30, were arrested.

The suspects’ mugshots went viral on Twitter and Facebook following their arrests.

Officials said they found meth and manufacturing materials in the bust. 

The Ithaca City Police Department, New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, Special Operation Response Team, and Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team were involved in the bust.

According to the Ithaca Police Department, here are the suspects: 

Louis Parker A.K.A. Steve, age 44 of Bishop Road in Newfield. He has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd class AII Felony, Unlawful Manufacturing Methamphetamine 3rd Class D Felony, Criminal Nuisance 2nd Class B Misdemeanor and Conspiracy 2nd Class B Felony. He was arraigned February 18th, 2016 at the Ithaca City Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail without bail. 
 
Corey Woodward, age 29 of Smith Road in Newfield. He has been charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 2nd Class AII Felony, Unlawful Manufacturing Methamphetamine 3rd Class D Felony and Conspiracy 2nd Class B Felony. He was arraigned February 18th, 2016 at the Ithaca City Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail without bail. 
 
 Amanda Chaffee, age 32 of Ward Heights North in Newfield. She has been charged with Criminal Use of Drug Paraphernalia 2nd Class A Misdemeanor, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Class A Misdemeanor and Conspiracy 2nd Class B Felony. She was arraigned February 18th, 2016 at the Ithaca City Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $10,000.00 cash bail or $20,000.00 bond.
 
Thomas Chaffee, age 52 of Douglas Road in Newfield. He has been charged with Criminal Possession of Meth Manufacturing Material 2nd Class A Misdemeanorand Conspiracy 2nd Class B Felony. He was arraigned February 18th, 2016 at the Ithaca City Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail without bail. 
 
 Debra Buck A.K.A. Debra Miller, age 52 of Ward Boulevard East in Newfield. She has been charged with Criminal Possession of Meth Manufacturing Material 2nd Class A Misdemeanorand Conspiracy 2nd Class B Felony. She was arraigned February 18th, 2016 at the Ithaca City Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $2,500.00 cash bail or $5,000.00 bond. 
 
Kenneth Benjamin, age 36 on N. Van Dorn Road in Newfield. He has been charged with AUO 2ndUnclassified Misdemeanor. He was release at the Ithaca City Court on February 18, 2016. 
 
Katie Adams, age 33 of Dassance Road in Newfield. She has been arrested for Criminal Possession of Meth Manufacturing Material 2nd Class A Misdemeanor. She was arraigned on February 18, 2016 at the Ithaca City Court and released to Day Reporting.
 
William Pelto, age 30 of Dassance Road in Newfield. He has been charges with Criminal Possession of Meth Manufacturing Material 2nd Class A Misdemeanor. He was arraigned February 18th, 2016 at the Ithaca City Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $2,500.00 cash bail or $5,000.00
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