Two Elmira men face felony charges after Oak Street Meth bust

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Two Elmira men are behind bars Monday after the discovery of a ‘one pot’ meth lab on Sunday. 

38-year-old Philip C. Whitehead and 28-year-old Brent A. Crandall were arrested around 9:15 Sunday morning after Elmira Police officers observed them walking down Oak St. Officers knew that Whitehead had an active warrant for his arrest.

After the officers stopped the pair, Whitehead attempted to ‘cautiously’ pass a backpack to Crandall. Crandall then told officers that the backpack contained a ‘one pot’ meth lab. 

An officer trained in meth lab investigations responded to the scene and confirmed the presence of a ‘one pot’ vessel. The New York State Police CCERT also responded to the scene to assist.

As a result of the investigation, Whitehead is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second degree, an A-2 felony. Crandall is charged with Attempted Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second degree, a class B felony offense.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and Elmira Police are asking anyone with information to contact them. 

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