Two arrested, charged with making meth in Cobleskill

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COBLESKILL, N.Y. – An investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies has led to the arrest of two individuals in connection to the manufacture of meth in Cobleskill on Wednesday.

During an investigation into the sale of controlled substances in the Cobleskill area, information was developed that Christopher Clark Woods was involved in the manufacture of methamphetamine at the residence of Laura K. Kieru. A search warrant was eventually issued for the residence.

On Wednesday, members of the Cobleskill Police Department, New York State Police Special Operations Response Team, New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response team, and NYSP BCI members from SP Cobleskill and SP Princetown participated in the execution of the search warrant. Authorities discovered ingredients for, and components of, a portable methamphetamine production system. The evidence was secured and turned over to Hazardous Waste Hauler for disposal.

Christopher Clark Woods, 27, of Richmondville, was arrested and charged with one felony count of Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine, and also charged as a Fugitive of Justice. Woods was found to be wanted by the Obion County Sheriff's Office in the State of Tennessee for violation of Probation for the crime of Promotion of Methamphetamine.

Woods was remanded to the Schoharie County Correctional Facility without bail.

Laura K. Kieru, 28, of Cobleskill was arrested and charged with one count of felony Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine, and one count of Conspiracy.

Kieru was remanded to the Schoharie County Correctional Facility on $5,000.00 cash bail or $10,000.00 bond.

Both Woods and Kieru are scheduled to return to Cobleskill Town Court on December 3 at 5 p.m. for further proceedings.

Additional charges are expected. The investigation is on-going at this time.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident, or with any information on drug activity in the Cobleskill community, is urged to contact Sgt. Rich Bialkowski at 518-234-2923. Any information provided will be kept confidential.

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