16 arrested in federal meth production investigation

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Sixteen people from Broome, Tioga, and Cortland Counties have been arrested in a federal investigation into a local methamphetamine production ring.

On Wednesday, November 15, the defendants ages ranging from 20 to 63-years old were arrested for possessing pseudoephedrine, an over the counter drug, intending to use it to make meth.

If convicted, they all face up to 20 years in federal prison.

The following 16 people were arrested:

Warren J. Zeilman, 56, Vestal, NY
Lisa K. Zeilman, 52, Vestal, NY
Tyler Brobeck,27, Cortland, NY
Alysia M. Brobeck, 27, Cortland, NY
Pamela Lackner, 48, Cortland, NY*
William J. Richards, 39, Johnson City, NY
Kurtis H. Richards, 20, Johnson City, NY
Charles A. McNeilly, 50, Whitney Point, NY
Donald W. Moshier, 39, Whitney Point, NY
Corey R. Mangan, 30, Lisle, NY
Troy D. Clark, 40, Whitney Point, NY
Mervin R. Clark, 63, Glen Aubrey, NY
Lindy S. Clark, 34, Glen Aubrey, NY
Samantha B. Albanese, 32, Truxton, NY
James E. Duff, 39, Truxton, NY
Timothy Duff, 38, Cortland, NY

*Arrested on November 14, 2017

New York State Police searched two properties in Whitney Point as part of the bust.

While arresting 39 year-old Troy Clark at his home on Route 206, police allegedly discovered an inactive meth lab, methamphetamine, various meth-making ingredients and a sawed-off shotgun.

Police also raided the home of 50 year-old Charles McNeilly on McGowan Road.

There, they allegedly found meth, another inactive meth lab, pseudoephedrine pills and a 12-gauge shotgun.


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