Sheriff: Man turns travel trailer home into meth lab

By Amy Khuu

Sheriff: Man turns travel trailer home into meth lab

July 15, 2014 Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 12:10 AM EDT

Cortland, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Cortland County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man after a tip Monday that he turned his travel trailer home into a possible meth lab.

Deputies responded to the home of James Homza Jr., 45, at 5317 Route 221 in the town of Willet.

When deputies interviewed Homza, they found him in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine and took him into custody.

Officers obtained a search warrant early Tuesday and found several items used to make meth and a small amount of marijuana in Homza's home.

There were also similar items located in Homza's storage shed.

Homza was arraigned and sent to Cortland County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. He is to appear in the Town of Willet Court at a later date.

New York State Police CCSERT assisted in the search. Environmental Service located in Syracuse was called in to remove the hazardous waste generated from manufacturing meth.

No one was injured and there was no immediate danger for the neighbors.

-Criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh degree, class A misdemeanor
-Unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, third degree, class D felony
-Criminal possession of a controlled substance, second degree, class "all" felony (more than 2 ounces of a controlled substance was located in the trailer)
-Unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation