Press-Republican

March 2, 2013

Police: Another arrest in Plattsburgh meth bust

By FELICIA KRIEG
Press-Republican

---- — PLATTSBURGH — Police say a second person has been arrested in connection with Wednesday’s meth bust.

Karistyn A. Lapier, 21, of Plattsburgh was taken into custody after further investigation into what authorities say was an inactive methamphetamine lab at 2261 State Route 190 in the Town of Plattsburgh.

She was charged Thursday with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine for possession of solvent, a meth precursor, according to a State Police press release. The charge is a felony.

Arrested Tuesday night was Joshua M. Baker, 25, who incurred the same charge.

He was also charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor, for stealing Coleman fuel from a store, State Police said.

Fuel is used in meth production.

Lapier was arraigned in Peru Town Court before Town Justice James Kirby and was released on her own recognizance to appear in Plattsburgh Town Court at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

State Police Sgt. Chad Niles told the Press-Republican on Wednesday that the lab in the residence was not in operation when it was discovered and that the substances found there were left from earlier meth production.

Baker was arraigned in Plattsburgh Town Court before Town Justice Kevin Patnode and was sent to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, $10,000 bond.

He remained there on Friday and is due back in court at 4 p.m. March 28.

Email Felicia Krieg: fkrieg@pressrepublican.com