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8 People Arrested In Newfield Meth Raids

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Eight people in Tompkins County were arrested Wednesday after an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies put them at the center of a meth trafficking and manufacturing sting. 

Deputies at the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, along with other police agencies and response teams, executed a search warrant at 36 Bishop Road, 106 Ward Heights North, and 712 Ward Blvd. East, all in the Town of Newfield as a result of a lengthy investigation. 

Investigators say they found meth and meth manufacturing materials.

Of those arrested were:

Louis Parker, 44, charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree unlawful manufacturing methamphetamine, second-degree criminal nuisance and second-degree conspiracy. He was sent to Tompkins County Jail with no bail.

Corey Woodward, 29, charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, third-degree unlawfulmanufacturing of methamphetamine and second-degree conspiracy. He was sent to the Tompkins County Jail with no bail. 

Amanda Chaffee, 32, was charged with second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, seventh-degree ciminalpossession of a controlled substance and second-degree conspiracy. She was sent to the Tompkins County Jail on $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. 

Thomas Chaffee, 52, has been charged with second-degree criminal possession of meth manufacturing material and second-degree conspiracy. He was sent to the Tompkins County Jail with no bail set. 

Debra Buck, 52, has been charged with second-degree criminal possession of meth manufacturing materials and second-degree conspiracy. She was sent to the Tompkins County Jail on $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. 

Kenneth Benjamin, 36, was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. He was released after arraignment. 

Katie Adams, 33, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of meth manufacturing material. She was released after arraignment. 

William Pelto, 30, was charged with second-degree criminal possession of meth manufacturing material. He was sent to the Tompkins County Jail on $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond. 

All were arraigned at the Ithaca City Court on Thursday.

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