NORWICH – James R. Kelly, of Lincklaen, appeared for a plea and sentencing proposal when the Chenango County Court convened for a morning session last Friday, May 27.
Kelly was arrested following an investigation by the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office into the manufacture of methamphetamine. It is alleged that on Feb. 3, 2016, deputies arrived at a residence on County Road 13, in the Town of Lincklaen, to perform a “knock and talk” following information about a possible meth lab at the residence.
CCSO deputies reported that they allegedly found several burn piles at the residence that contained several one-pot methamphetamine cooks “in plain view,” and a gas mask in the yard. Following this initial investigation, a search warrant was later issued for the residence. This search led to the discovery of methamphetamine and other paraphernalia.
Kelly, along with his girlfriend at the time, Alyssa Jackson, who also resided at the property, were charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine in the third degree, a class D felony; unlawful disposal of methamphetamine equipment, a class E felony and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor.