Lewis County man sentenced for making, distributing methamphetamine

Charles Whitcher

A Lewis County man was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for possessing and distributing methamphetamine.

Posted: Oct 15, 2021 4:32 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Lewis County man was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for possessing and distributing methamphetamine.

Charles Whitcher, 41, of Port Leyden, pleaded guilty to distribution and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of Pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, and maintaining a drug-involved premises.

Whitcher and 24-year-old Kelsey Perretta were arrested in 2019 after police found a meth lab at a home on Elm Street in Port Leyden.

Whitcher admitted to making meth in his home from August to September of 2019 using the “one pot” method, which combines Pseudoephedrine and other ingredients. He said he would then distribute the methamphetamine in exchange for cash or more Pseudoephedrine.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, in 2003, Whitcher was convicted for his part in a conspiracy to manufacture, distribute, and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Witcher was also sentenced to six years of post-release supervision.

 

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