On November 12, 2018, at about 10:00am, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office reports that members of the Narcotics Unit, Criminal Investigation Division, and Road Patrol Division executed a search warrant at 1925 Seneca Road in the Town of Lodi related to the production of methamphetamine. As a result of the search warrant execution, Investigators arrested Kyle G. Clawson, age 41, and Meredith J. Bell, age 42, both residing at the address.
Clawson was charged with the following:
(6cts) Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the third degree- Class D Felonies
Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the third degree- Class D Felony
Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the fourth degree- Class E Felony
Criminal Possession of Precursors of Methamphetamine- Class E Felony
Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Laboratory Material- Class E Felony
(2cts) Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia in the second degree – Class A Misdemeanors
Bell had an active Bench Warrant out of the City of Ithaca Court for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree. She was turned over to members of the Ithaca Police Department.
It is alleged that Clawson had been manufacturing methamphetamine while at his residence. Investigators discovered a substantial amount of chemicals and laboratory equipment used in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine. It is also alleged that Clawson possessed multiple long guns and a handgun that were illegally possessed due to Clawson being a convicted felon. It is further alleged that one of the long guns was stolen from Chemung County in 2014. Seneca County Code Enforcement arrived on scene and deemed the property uninhabitable. Further charges are pending after a laboratory analysis of items seized on scene.
Clawson was arraigned in the Seneca County Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to the Seneca County Correctional Facility on $20,000 cash bail/$40,000 secured bond. Clawson is to reappear in the Lodi Town Court on November 14, 2018 at 12pm.
Members of the Sheriff’s Office were assisted by the Lodi Fire Department, Seneca County Code Enforcement, and New York State Police.