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Two charged in connection with meth lab in Town of Sullivan

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A mobile methamphetamine lab in the  Town of Sullivan closed roads early Tuesday, the Madison County Sheriff's Office said.

William H. Brightman, 44, of Fayetteville, was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. He was also issued a ticket for a hit-and-run accident that had occurred Monday night.

Brian T. Machnik, 52, of Cicero, was charged with criminally possessing a hypodermic needle.

According to officials, a car was located stopped in the road by a deputy who was responding to a report of erratic driving around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday. Two men were asleep in the covered pickup truck near the intersection of Bolivar and Fyler roads.

An active one-pot-method meth lab was found in the back of the truck. The NYSP Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team responded to the scene.

Deputies searched the truck, which was a rental from Home Depot, and found a hypodermic needle in one of the men's boots and hydrocodone pills in the car.

Fyler Road was closed to traffic and reopened around 7 a.m. Chittenango School officials were notified of the situation, so students' transportation could be arranged.

Brightman is being held at the Madison County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. Machnik was issued an appearance ticket.

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