Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The US Attorney’s office announced the indictment of 24 people on meth charges Tuesday in a three-county sweep spanning Central New York.
According to the Federal government, those indicted were involved in the manufacturing and selling of methamphetamine throughout the region. Their investigation targeted Madison, Oneida, and Oswego counties.
The announcement represents the culmination of a year-long investigation. The scope of the investigation included numerous law-enforcement agencies at several levels of government.
16 of the 24 listed as indicted were arrested by Tuesday morning.
Those arrested included people who purchased “smurfs” – people who purchase pseudophedrine pills used in making meth – and “cooks” – those who manufacture meth:
Thomas Laplante, 45, Durhamville
Theresa Person, 49, Durhamville
Tracy Jennison, 39, Chittenango
Theresa Stoebeck, 30, Blossvale
Frank Pennisi, 47, Oneida
Todd Coleman, 42, Blossvale
Leonard Seth Spatder, 32, Canastota
Meagan Stimpson, 24, in state custody
Ronald McEathron, 36, in state custody
Joshua Drummond, 24, in state custody
Casey Spadter, 29, in federal custody
Kenneth McGuinness, 33, Florence
Terry Ross, 51, Florence
Laurie Burdick, 42, Florence
Wanda Kingsley, Florence
Jessee Stevens, 24, Annsville
Adam Wilson, 32, Florence
CY Rayder, 28, Williamstown
Andrew Rayder, 23, Richland
Stephanie Ostrander, 32, Mexico
Timothy Peck, 34, Fulton
Laurie Gervais, 47, Parish
Anthony Battles, 23, Parish
William Corcoran, 35, in state custody