CARTHAGE — A Lewis County man faces charges that he had the remnants of methamphetamine manufacturing after the Lewis County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at his residence Friday.
James D. Barker, 60, of 3511 Deer River Road, town of Denmark, is charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a felony, and a misdemeanor count of second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
The task force said the search of Mr. Barker’s residence was the result of a five-month-long investigation by the force, assisted by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the state police Narcotics Enforcement Team, state Parole Office and the county’s Probation Department.
Acting upon a warrant authorized by Lewis County Court Judge Daniel King, a search of Mr. Barker’s residence allegedly uncovered eight spent “one pot” methamphetamine labs, two gas generators and numerous components to manufacture methamphetamine. A digital scale was also found, the force said in a statement.
Mr. Barker was arraigned before Judge King and released on his own recognizance.