DANSVILLE – A Meter Road resident whose home was the site of last weekend’s investigation by State Police was arrested Friday evening on felony charges relating to the manufacture and unlawful disposal of methamphetamine, or cooking meth.
John Young, 30, was arraigned on Criminal Manufacture of Methamphetamine in the Third Degree, a C felony, and Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Laboratory Equipment, an E felony, in Dansville Village Court Friday evening, for allegedly cooking meth in the presence of his three children at the home, who are all under age 16.
“I’m not currently working because our one son was recently diagnosed with cancer,” said Young to Judge Joshua Weidman. “My wife and I have been at Strong for months. Would it be possible to waive bail? My son is at Strong, severely sick.”
The charges, which also allege that Young disposed of three containers of meth in a fire pit, were brought by felony complaint from New York State Police based in Rochester.
Young’s wife, Emily Young, appeared in court to support her husband.
Judge Weidman said that as a result of Young’s 9 prior arrests, including failing to appear at court, 7 felony arrests and one felony conviction, he would be remanded to the Livingston County Jail on $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.
According to the NYS Department of Correctional Services, Young served 1 1/2 years in prison starting in 2009 for an Attempted Burglary conviction out of Livingston County.