Man charged in Whitestown meth bust

Published Apr 20, 2017 at 4:00pm

WHITESTOWN — A Utica man is facing multiple charges after the meth lab bust on Ney Avenue earlier this week, local law enforcement officials said.

Police have identified the suspect as 27-year-old Eric C. Bailey, of James Street, and he has been charged with one count each of third-degree manufacturing methamphetamine, second-degree obstruction and second-degree harassment.

Bailey was arraigned in court and was sent to county jail
without bail, the law enforcers added.

Authorities said they were dispatched to the 1400 block of Ney Ave. at about 4 p.m. Tuesday for a possible drug complaint.

Police said Bailey fled the area on foot when officers arrived, and he was located a short time later at St. Joseph’s cemetery down the street.

Once he was taken into custody, police said they discovered a mobile meth lab at his residence.

Police said the investigation is continuing and more arrests are pending.