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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Watkins Glen Man Sentenced For Manufacturing Methamphetamine

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
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ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Christopher Coy, 48, of Watkins Glen, NY, who was convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine, was sentenced to 18 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Moynihan, who handled the case, stated that on July 7, 2015 a search warrant was executed at 117 East Second Street, Apt 3, in Watkins Glen. Coy answered the door and was secured only after a brief struggle with officers.  Officers searched the residence and found various component parts of a methamphetamine laboratory. Officers also located methamphetamine and approximately $105.00 in US currency.
           
Officers arrested Coy who told them he started using methamphetamine 10 years earlier and had been making methamphetamine two times per month for about a year and a half.  

The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt, New York Field Division, the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff William E. Yessman, Jr., the Watkins Glen Village Police Department, under the direction of Chief Thomas Struble, and the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team (CNET), under the direction of Major Wayne C. Olson.

Updated September 22, 2016