Police: Canastota man caught with mobile meth lab


SULLIVAN — A Madison County man is charged with making methamphetamine after a mobile meth lab was found parked on a remote rural road early Monday.

Sheriff’s deputies said Leonard S. Spadter, 31, of Canastota, was found parked in a remote section of Ditchbank Road early Monday, so investigators approached his truck to ask what he was doing.

A K-9 unit detected several suspicious smells, and the deputies discovered a mobile meth lab cooking the drug in the rear of the truck.

The state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was dispatched to clean up the lab.

Spadter is charged with third-degree unlawfully manufacturing meth, criminal possession of meth ingredients, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and second-degree possession of methamphetamine material, deputies stated.

He was arraigned in Lincoln Town Court and was sent to county jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond.