Busted again for Sylvan Beach meth lab

SYLVAN BEACH — Even though law enforcers said they broke down a methamphetamine lab in his garage last August, it was apparently not enough to stop Wallace "Jamie" Edick of making more.

State police said Edick was found with a second lab at the same site on Vienna Road on Monday.

This time, Edick, age 41, will face multiple felony charges for producing meth, state police said. Another resident, Kimberly C. Tudor, 22, has also been charged.

On August 26, state police said they discovered a methamphetamine lab in Edick’s garage at 2501 Vienna Road. The lab was dismantled, and authorities said Edick’s case was forwarded to a federal grand jury for a possible indictment. When the charges never came down, troopers said they went to arrest Edick on local charges on Monday afternoon.

When Edick answered the door at his garage Monday, the responding troopers could see more meth-making ingredients behind him, authorities said. Another family member gave the troopers permission to search the garage, and an active meth lab was discovered. Likewise, two grams of methamphetamine and more than $5,000 cash was found on Edick’s person, troopers said.

Edick and Tudor were taken into custody, and the state police secured a search warrant for the residence. The state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team arrived at the residence in protective gear to clear the volatile chemicals.

State police said both Edick and Tudor are charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a class D felony. Troopers said Edick is additionally charged with one count each of fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony, second-degree possession of methamphetamine-making materials and two counts of misdemeanor seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance.

The charges stem from the August meth lab, authorities said, and new charges for Monday’s lab are pending further investigation. Edick was arraigned and sent to county jail on $25,000 cash bail, and Tudor on $5,000 cash bail.