News Release
For Immediate Release:
May 13, 2010
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Two Men Sentenced for Manufacturing Methamphetamine
in Andover

MAY 13 -- BOSTON, Mass - Two Andover men were sentenced today in federal court for manufacturing methamphetamine in a clandestine laboratory located in an Andover residence.

Steven Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Boston Field Division, United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, and Chief Brian J. Pattullo of the Andover Police Department announced today that JAY KEOUGH, 44, and RYAN EMMETT, 31, both of Andover, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Joseph L. Tauro to five years imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. On September 23, 2009, KEOUGH and EMMETT pleaded guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine.

At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that the two defendants manufactured methamphetamine in a clandestine laboratory located on the bottom floor of a residence on Lowell Street throughout 2008 and into March of 2009. Pursuant to the execution of a federal search warrant on March 25, 2009, the clandestine laboratory was discovered, dismantled and removed from the Lowell Street residence, and the defendants were arrested on site.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Andover Police Department.