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GROTON, N.Y. — Four people were charged with making methamphetamine Saturday in the town of Groton, police said.

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According to a news release, officers responded to a report of people cooking meth at 1 School St., Apartment C, in the hamlet of McLean, which is in the town of Groton.

When officers arrived, they reportedly found a “one pot” meth making device and three used “one pot” devices. Police said they also found an ounce of methamphetamine oil, about a gram of methamphetamine powder, lab equipment and chemical agents used to make the drug.

Four occupants at the apartment– Ashlie L. Bowen, 31, Wyatt R. Bowen, 25, John C. Dean, 31, and Marlin J. Washburn, 48, — were taken into custody and charged with felony third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

Ashlie L. Bowen, Wyatt R. Bowen, John C. Dean, Marlin J. Washburn (Clockwise)

They were arraigned before Groton Town Justice John J. Norman and remanded to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.

Both Bowens, of 1 School St., Apt C, in Mclean, were remanded on $4,000 cash bail or $8,000 insured bond.  Dean, of 4824 Potomac Road in Burdett, was remanded on $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 insured bond. Washburn, of 201 West Village Apartments in Ithaca, was remanded on $6,000 cash bail or $12,000 insured bond.

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Officials from the New York State Police at Ithaca, New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team, Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department, New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team and McLean Fire Department all responded to the scene.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.