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Over 30 one-pot meth labs found in Fulton home

syracus.com, Jan 23, 2016

FULTON, N.Y. -- More than two dozen vessels used to make methamphetamine were found Friday in an Oswego County home, police say.

The Oswego County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 6 a.m. inside a Fulton home, said Capt. Charles Tonkin, coordinator of the task force. The search for drugs and paraphernalia, according to Tonkin, was productive.

Police found over 30 one-pot vessels that had previously been used to make meth inside Monica R. Thorpe's 711 E. Broadway St. home, Tonkin said. The one-pot method, also known as the "shake-and-bake" method, allows users to make meth in small containers like soda bottles.

More than 3 ounces of a liquid containing meth was also seized from Thorpe's residence, Tonkin said.

Thorpe, 27, was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, both felonies. She is being held in the Oswego County Correctional Facility without bail.

The investigation remains open. Tonkin said more arrests and charges are possible. The task force asked anyone with information about the case to call (315) 349-8222 or email drugtipline@oswegocounty.com.

The task force searched the home with the aid of of the Fulton Police Department and the New York State Police's Special Operations Response Team and Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team.