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Two arrested after meth lab bust in Jasper

JASPER, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Two men are behind bars following a meth lab bust in the Town of Jasper.

Around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, New York State Troopers responded to the home of 45-year-old Mark Walton, on County Route 71 in Jasper. There, they observed Walton, and 22-year-old James Ball, of Mansfield, Pennsylvania, manufacturing methamphetamine.

Both Walton and Ball were charged with unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony.

After Troopers, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (C.C.S.E.R.T.) executed a search warrant at the home, a large quantity of methamphetamine was seized, as well as precursors, reagents, solvents, catalysts, and lab equipment, all used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Walton and Ball were additionally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree, a class A-II felony, as well as criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor.

Both Walton and Ball were sent to the Steuben County jail on $50,000 cash bail. 

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