ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Endicott Police say they arrested a Harpursville man Tuesday on drug charges following an investigation on Harrison Avenue.
The previous night, Monday, police told 12 News they were investigating a ‘suspicious condition inside a residence.‘
According to Endicott Police, 28-year-old Phillip A. Sergeant was arrested Tuesday in connection to that situation.
Authorities said officers responded to a Harrison Avenue home around 4 p.m. Monday, following a report of a despondent person.
That person, who police have identified as Phillip Sergeant, refused to leave the home for a few hours. Around 7 p.m. police say Sergeant voluntarily left and was taken for evaluation.
During that situation, officers discovered parts of a meth lab inside the home.
The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team then responded to deal with the hazardous materials.
Officers say they discovered a number of items used to make meth. That was overnight Monday into Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Sergeant was arrested during a traffic stop on North Street in Endicott. He was sent to Broome County Jail.
Sergeant faces the following charges:
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A-II felony
- One count of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the third degree, a class D felony