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Press Release - GL 4th / Crim Poss Methamphetamine manufacturing materials

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On April 4, 2018 at about 3:21am, Seneca County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two subjects following the theft of anhydrous ammonia from a local farm in the Town of Ovid.  While on patrol, Sheriff’s Deputies were alerted by an employee of the farm that a male subject was in the process of loading the anhydrous ammonia from the farm tank to the suspect’s makeshift  portable tank.  The male subject attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended by Sheriff’s Deputies after a brief foot pursuit.  Shortly thereafter, Sheriff’s Deputies made a traffic stop and identified the driver  as the accomplice and he was also taken into custody.

 

David S. Hildreth, age 45, of 27 Baldwin Avenue, Addison, New York, was charged with the following:

 

Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, Class E Felony

Criminal Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Materials in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of Burglar’s Tools, a Class A Misdemeanor

Resisting Arrest, a Class A Misdemeanor

Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

 

 

 The driver : Robert D. Adams, age 38, of 1140 Durkin Hill Road, Woodhull, New York, was charged with the following:

 

Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, Class E Felony

Criminal Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Materials in the Second Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of Burglar’s Tools, a Class A Misdemeanor

Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor

Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, an Unclassified Misdemeanor

 

 

Both Hildreth and Adams were arraigned in the Tyre Town Court and both were remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility without bail.  Both Hildreth and Adams are to reappear in the Tyre Town Court on April 9, 2018 at 1pm.

 

 

Anhydrous Ammonia is extremely dangerous if handled incorrectly and is a gas commonly used in the cooking process to produce methamphetamine.  Anhydrous Ammonia is legally used as a agricultural fertilizer.

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