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Police charge two Saranac Lake men with making meth

Saranac Lake police and state police stand in front of the house on Old Military Road that they raided on Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing methamphetamine investigation. (Enterprise photo -- Lou Reuter)

By the Enterprise staff

SARANAC LAKE — Saranac Lake village police executed a search warrant at 23 Old Military Road at 6 a.m. Tuesday, resulting in the arrest of two Saranac Lake residents, and the seizure of a significant amount of methamphetamine and ingredients to make meth.

Police arrested Jeffrey C. Pickreign, 50, and Zachery R. Boyer, 23, both of Saranac Lake, charging them with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree, a felony, and criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material in the second degree, a misdemeanor.

Pickreign was additionally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a felony, as a result of allegedly having a quantity of methamphetamine during the arrest.

According to police, further charges will be forthcoming. Both individuals will be arraigned at the St. Armand Justice Court later Tuesday. The methamphetamine and its precursors seized at the house are being sent to the New York State Police Laboratory for quantitative analysis, police said.

Saranac Lake police and state police stand in front of the house on Old Military Road that they raided on Tuesday morning as part of an ongoing methamphetamine investigation. (Enterprise photo -- Lou Reuter)

“I would like to recognize patrolmen Leigh Wenske and Luke Cromp for the outstanding effort they put into this investigation,” police Chief Chuck Potthast said. “Furthermore I am very happy with the efforts of the entire department in battling narcotics within the village.”

The Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department and state police assisted at the scene.

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