SYLVAN BEACH, N.Y. -- A year and a half long investigation by State Police, Oneida Police and the DEA leads to a meth bust in Sylvan Beach.
State Police executed a search warrant at 2501 Vienna Road in Sylvan Beach Monday morning. They entered the house with the DEA and gas masks and protective clothing for safety. Inside, they said they found materials used to manufacture meth and other evidence. The evidence was then lined up along the property.
Police arrested 43-year-old James Edick, who lives in the home with his father. Edick is charged with intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
Police said his alleged actions posed a danger to everyone in the neighborhood.
Trooper Jack Keller said, "Most people who live in this area were concerned about someone manufacturing meth so close to their home. As you know, it's a volatile situation. Anytime you make methamphetamine, you're mixing chemicals you might not be aware of their chemical reaction. You're looking at possible fires, explosions. So, certainly, this isn't just affecting this household or this residence. It's also affecting those neighbors around here with possible dangers."
Edick was arrested in 2010 on federal charges, which were later eradicated, but police would not go into detail on those charges.
Edick's father and a woman were also in the house during the raid, but police do not believe they were involved.