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Police discover possible meth lab in Endicott home

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. -

Endicott Police discovered a possible methamphetamine lab inside a home in the Village of Endicott on Monday night. 

According to police, officers responded to a residence on Harrison Avenue around 4 p.m. following a report of a despondent individual. 

When officers arrived, it took a few hours of negotiations to make the individual, Phillip A. Sergeant, 28, of state Route 7 in Harpursville, to leave his residence.

By 7 p.m., the individual voluntarily exited the Harrison Avenue residence and was taken into custody for evaluation.

During the incident and subsequent investigation, officers found components of a methamphetamine lab located inside the home.

The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCSERT) was called in to ensure that the hazards associated with methamphetamine production were properly mitigated.

As officers continue to search the home Monday night, they found numerous items used in making illegal substances along with a large quantity of meth oil. 

 Sergeant was arrested Tuesday on one count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second degree, a Class A-II Felony; and one count of Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the third degree, a Class D Felony.

Sergeant was arrested during a traffic stop on North Street in Endicott, and is being detained at the Broome County Correctional Facility, pending arraignment.