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Traffic Stop in Cortland Leads to Meth Manufacturing Arrest

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By FOX 40 Staff.
A traffic stop in Cortland on Thursday, February 4, lead to the discovery of items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

Cortland County Sheriff's Office said they had conducted a vehicle and traffic stop on Route 281 in the Town of Cortlandville for a vehicle and traffic violation before they found several items used to make the illegal substance.

The Sheriff's Office said two males, 21 year old Nathan Hammond of McGraw and 40 year old Samuel Swan Jr. of Cortland had been actively purchasing the items at several different locations within the county.

Hammond was charged with unlawful manufacture of meth in the 3rd degree, a class "D" felony, unlawful possession of marijuana, unauthorized registration sticker and unsafe tire.

Swan Jr. was charged with unlawful manufacture of meth in the 3rd degree, a class "D" felony and unlawful possession of a hypodermic instrument, a class "A" misdemeanor.

Both were arraigned in the Town of Cortlandville Court and remanded to Cortland County Sheriff's Office correctional facility on $25,000 cash bail.