Mexico (WSYR-TV) - Just nine days after the discovery of a meth lab in nearby Williamstown
, Oswego County Sheriff’s Deputies have made another methamphetamine bust in the town of Mexico.
According to Sheriff's Investigators, they were tipped off by the parents of a woman living in the home on County Route 41 near Cole Road. They say the parents - who own the home - were concerned by some of the instruments they noticed.
Sheriff’s Investigators discovered meth inside the home and in the woods behind it.
According to Oswego County Undersheriff Gene Sullivan, the operation they found is small by design.
"There's a…what they refer to as a one-pot-method, which really isn't larger than a two-liter Pepsi bottle that they can use to manufacture meth,” he said.
The undersheriff said that meth manufacturing is far from an epidemic in Oswego County. He said that, in most cases, it’s not being made to sell, but for individual use.
Melanie Halsey, 26, of 459 County Route 41, Mexico, has been charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. She was arraigned in Village of Central Square Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $1,500 bond.
The investigation is ongoing, and the Sheriff’s Office is looking for other suspects.
The Sheriff's Office was assisted on the scene by State Troopers, as well the Mexico Fire Department.