Harpursville man arrested in connection to Endicott meth lab

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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
WBNG Staff

WBNG Staff

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