ITHACA, N.Y. — Police said they found an Ithaca man with methamphetamine and all the items needed to make more of the drug, after they pulled him over Wednesday on Clinton Street.
Anthony D. Huddleston, 23, is charged with felonies for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. He is also charged with a misdemeanor for possession of burglar’s tools and petit larceny, as well as a violation for unlawful possession of marijuana.
According to court documents, police were called to Kohl’s department store at 410 Elmira Road after receiving a complaint that a man had been in a dressing room for almost an hour with several pairs of pants and other clothes. A loss prevention worker at the store told police that the man exited the store with the items seemingly hidden underneath his clothes without attempting to pay for them. The items were also not located in the dressing room.
Police were given a description of Huddleston’s vehicle and he was pulled over on the 600 block of Clinton Street.
Police said they found “a small clear glass vial containing a white powdery substance” in the man’s front pocket. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine via a Narcotics Identification System test, police said.
In a search of the man’s backpack, police also found items “consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine,” including a filter, plastic drug test cup with a threadable lid, glassware, lithium batteries and drain cleaner. Huddleston also allegedly had a digital scale, numerous clear plastic ziplock bags and seven clear glass vials, along with “wire snips” he is accused of using to cut the tags off the clothing at Khol’s.Huddleston
Huddleston is currently in custody at the Tompkins County Jail and being held on $10,000 bail and $20,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear again at the Ithaca City Court at 2 p.m. on May 1.