December 6, 2012

Two men sentenced in Plattsburgh meth case


---- — PLATTSBURGH — Two men involved in a meth lab bust in July have pleaded guilty to their charges and were sentenced.

Michael Meigs, 35, of Plattsburgh, who admitted to unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony, was sentenced by Judge Kevin K. Ryan to two years in state prison with one year of post-release supervision and $750 in surcharges and fees. Meigs also pleaded guilty to third-degree burglary and was sentenced to two to six years in prison, to be served consecutively. He must also pay restitution.

An accomplice of Meig’s, Francis H. Estes of Keeseville, who was 20 when he was arrested this past summer, was originally charged with unlawful manufacture of meth and misdemeanor charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. His case was closed in Town of Plattsburgh Court on Sept. 18, where he pleaded guilty to criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material, a misdemeanor, according to the Clinton County District Attorney’s office. Estes was sentenced to 1 year probation and must pay fines.

Authorities arrested Meigs and Estes the night of July 19 at Meigs’s home address at 6 First St. in the Town of Plattsburgh off Wallace Hill Road.

The Adirondack Drug Task Force, Plattsburgh City Police and State Police suspected a methamphetamine lab was located at the home and conducted the raid.

Several people, including a child, were evacuated from the residence, City Police said in a statement.

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