Three Lewis County people are facing felony drug charges after they were allegedly found to be making meth in a months-long investigation, according to New York State Police.
On Thursday, April 26, members of several state police units, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and the Village of Lowville Police Department executed a search warrant at 4267 Cherry Street in Lyons Falls, Lewis County.
Police say the following items were found during the search:
- 15 grams of Methamphetamine with a street value in excess of $1,500
- 4 grams of Heroin laced with Fentanyl
- 177 Sudafed Pills
- Numerous assorted prescription pills
- 2 fully automatic 9mm handguns, 2 semi-automatic handguns, a revolver
- 3-gun sound suppressors (silencers)
- 5 assault rifles
- 11 long guns
- Methamphetamine manufacturing materials
- Assorted ammunition in excess of a thousand rounds
- Numerous high capacity ammunition magazines that were loaded with live ammunition.
Police say all of the weapons were illegally possessed.
Victor Ehlers, 35, who lives at the location of the search, is facing federal charges of possession of a listed chemical knowing it will be used to manufacture a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Ehlers is being held in the Madison County Jail without bail.
Angela Brouty, 39, who also lives at that location, is charged with felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance (meth, with intent to sell), and felony third-degree manufacturing methamphetamine.
Corey Marolf, 21, of Turin, is charged with felony third-degree manufacturing methamphetamine. Police say he also had an active probation warrant for fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Brouty and Marolf were each arraigned and sent to the Lewis County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond.