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Norwich man arrested in one-pot meth lab investigation

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NORWICH, N.Y. (WBNG) -- One man is charged with making meth after an investigation into one-pot meth labs in Norwich.

Norwich police say they responded to an apartment on Cortland Street in the city after receiving reports of meth being made there.

Several one-pot meth containers, chemicals and equipment to make meth were found in the apartment, police say.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested 40-year-old Jay Perce of Norwich at the apartment on Cortland Street. Police say Perce is listed as homeless.

While responding to the Cortland Street complaint, officers say they received a separate call of a backpack possibly containing methamphetamine equipment located on Front Street.

Authorities located that backpack and determined it contained a spent one-pot meth container, as well as chemical and equipment used to make meth.

Police determined Perce was responsible for both one-pot meth labs. He was charged with the following:

  • Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, third degree, a class D felony
  • Criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine, a class E felony
  • Unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material, a class E felony

Perce was arraigned Monday evening in Norwich City Court and sent to the Chenango County Correctional Facility without bail. He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Due to the dangerous nature of the chemicals used in manufacturing meth, Norwich police were assisted by the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team, Norwich Fire Department and Norwich Emergency Management Office.

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