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Ogdensburg man pleads guilty to meth charges on day six of trial

First published: May 06, 2015 at 12:30 am
Last modified: May 06, 2015 at 1:28 am

CANTON — An Ogdensburg man will be headed to prison after pleading guilty on the sixth day of his trial for charges related to a Gouverneur methamphetamine bust last year.

Caleb L. Rayburn, 27, of 920 Washington St., pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, both felonies.

The charges stem from a May 27 raid at 336 County Route 11, Gouverneur, where Mr. Rayburn, Jaclyn D. Reynolds, 46, and her husband, Randy H. Reynolds Jr., 36, both of that address, and Jessie L. Young, then 26, of 635 Childs Road, Rensselaer Falls, were charged with being in possession of materials and equipment with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

The charges against Ms. Young were dismissed by St. Lawrence County Court Judge Jerome J. Richards on Dec. 10 for lack of legally sufficient evidence submitted by the district attorney’s office. The Reynoldses pleaded guilty on March 4 to the charges and face six months in jail and five years of probation.

“Based on the evidence they presented and additional evidence uncovered by District Attorney Investigator Daniel Manor Mr. Rayburn decided to plead guilty,” a release from District Attorney Mary E. Rain’s office stated. “This case concludes one of the very first meth labs taken down by the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force.”

Mr. Rayburn is scheduled to be sentenced on June 2 to eight years to prison for his possession charge and four years on his meth charge.

“The district attorney’s office worked closely with the St. Lawrence County Drug Task Force to bring an extremely successful conclusion to St. Lawrence County’s first conviction of this type,” Ms. Rain said in the release. “We will continue to aggressively prosecute meth lab producers as well as the growing drug epidemic that plagues this county.”

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