2 from Albion charged with manufacturing meth

Staff Reports Posted 20 June 2019 at 1:36 pm

ALBION – Two people from Albion were arrested this morning for allegedly making and possessing methamphetamine.

Richard E. Meise

Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 40 Beechwood Blvd. at Oak Orchard Estates. Police seized over 8 grams of methamphetamine, over 4 ounces of methamphetamine oil, multiple items of precursors, solvents, chemical reagents and lab equipment, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force is reporting.

The Task Force was joined in executing the search warrant by the State Police S.O.R.T. (Special Operation Response Team), the Albion Police Department and the Medina Police Department.

A husband and wife were arrested. They include Richard E. Meise, 36, and Linda R. Meise, 37.

Linda R. Meise

They both have been charged with 1 count of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree (Class A II felony), 1 count of unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine in the third degree (Class D felony), and 1 count of criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine (Class E felony).

They were arraigned in Orleans County Court by County Court Judge Sanford Church. He sent bail at $20,000 cash or $100,000 bond for Richard Meise, who was committed to the county jail.

Judge Church sent bail for Linda Meise at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. She also has been committed to the county jail.

Both are to appear in Gaines Town Court at 10 a.m. on June 24.

This investigation is ongoing, and additional arrests and charges are pending, the Task Force said.

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