Four arrested for making meth after medical call to home

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(WSYR) – A report of a man bleeding at a home in the town of Smithfield, New York led to four arrests on meth charges, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

Police arrived to assist medical personnel, when they discovered equipment commonly associated with manufacturing methamphetamine.

A search of the property allegedly led to meth and other items used in making the drug.

The Sheriff’s Office charged four people for crimes including:

  • Third-degree manufacturing methamphetamine
  • Fifth-degree conspiracy
  • Seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance

Donald Ciani, 40, Harold Ortman Jr., 35, and Connie Thurston, 37 – all of Peterboro Road – were arrested, along with Mark Morey, 34, of State Route 5, Vernon.

All four were arraigned in Town of Smithfield Court. Ciani, Morey, and Ortman were taken to the Madison County Jail. Thurston was released on her own recognizance.

They are all scheduled to return to court at a later date.

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