Police, Fire, Courts

December 8, 2012

Police: Traffic stop nets meth lab

PLATTSBURGH — Two local men face felony charges accusing them of operating a meth lab.

Jason C. Donah, 32, and Kelly D. Meseck, 33, both of 4009 State Route 22, Plattsburgh, are charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony, following a bust on Thursday.


State Police and the Troop B Narcotics Enforcement Unit made a traffic stop at about 3 p.m. Thursday on Route 22 that got the ball rolling.

The two unidentified men in the vehicle were not arrested, said State Police Lt. Brent Davidson. Nor, he said, do they reside at the home where Donah and Meseck may have produced meth. 

“(But) precursors to the production of methamphetamine were located in the vehicle,” State Police said in a press release Friday morning.

Authorities obtained a search warrant for the Route 22 residence, which was executed with the assistance of the State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team.

More evidence was collected there, police said, and the arrests were made.

Donah and Meseck were arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court before Town Justice Kevin Patnode and sent to Clinton County Jail on $10,000 cash/$20,000 bond.

The two men were still in jail Friday afternoon.

As well, Davidson said, more severe charges may follow after lab analysis of the evidence collected.


The State Police Troop B Narcotics Enforcement Unit has been conducting a number of long-term investigations into the manufacture and sale of meth in Clinton County and asks for help from the public.

“Calls will remain anonymous,” the release said.

Among the common items associated with meth are: pseudoephedrine (Sudafed), Coleman camping fuel, Drano or other drain cleaners, acetone, lye, rubber tubing, ice packs, lithium batteries and coffee filters.

Look for much larger amounts than is usual, police said.

“(And items) are generally found in conjunction with each other when used to manufacture methamphetamine.”

Anyone who has any information about any suspicious activity that could be connected to such criminal activity, along with use of the drug, is asked to contact State Police at 897-2000.

— Staff Writer Felicia Krieg contributed to this report.

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