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Several charged after meth lab found in Madison County, deputies say

Several people are facing charges after a meth bust in Madison County. (Madison County Sheriff's Office)

TOWN OF SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (WSTM) - Several people are facing charges after a meth bust in Madison County.

The Madison County Sheriff's Office says a methamphetamine lab was found when deputies responded to a report of a man bleeding at 5370 Peterboro Road in the Town of Smithfield on Wednesday. When investigators arrived, they found items used to make meth and a meth lab, deputies said.

A search warrant was later executed and finished methamphetamine product was found, along with more items used to make it, the sheriff's office said.

As a result, three people who lived at the home and a fourth person face charges of third-degree Manufacturing Methamphetamine, fifth-degree Conspiracy and seventh-degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance:

  • Donald J. Ciani, age 40 of 5370 Peterboro Road
  • Mark J. Morey Jr., age 34 of 6460 State Route 5, Vernon, NY
  • Harold F. Ortman Jr. , age 35 of 5370 Peterboro Road
  • Connie A. Thurston, age 37 of 5370 Peterboro Road


All four suspects were arraigned at the Town of Smithfield Court, the sheriff's office said. Ciani, Morey and Ortman were all sent to the Madison County Jail where bail was set; Thurston was released on her own recognizance, according to deputies.

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