City of Oneida man accused of running meth lab out of home

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - An Oneida man faces several charges after he was allegedly running a methamphetamine lab out of his home, City of Oneida police say.

Cesar A. Montanez of the 500 block of Main Street in the City of Oneida is charged with two counts of criminal possession, two counts of manufacture of methamphetamine, unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory materials and criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing materials.

According to officials, police executed a search warrant around 11 a.m. Thursday at a home on Main Street i the City of Oneida. Montanez is alleged to have possessed almost 16 ounces of liquid methamphetamine, which has a street value of $40,000. Authorities also say Montanez had meth manufacturing materials, including ammonia nitrate, lithium and pseudoephedrine. Montanez is accused of unlawfully disposing the material, which can create a risk of dangerous gases, fire or explosion.

Montanez was sent to Madison County Jail without bail.

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