Middleburgh trio arrested for meth "camp"


After a foot chase and subsequent investigation, Troopers arrested three Middleburgh residents Wednesday for running a meth lab on a makeshift campsite Wednesday.
Arrested were: Todd Diamond, 49; Loreen Diamond, 46; and Jeffrey Camp, 55.
All were charged with felony third-degree manufacture of methamphetamine and criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine as well as trespass.
Cobleskill Troopers said they received a report of trespassers on private property in the Town of Middleburgh and when they attempted to speak with the trio, Mr. Diamond fled on foot.
After a brief foot chase through the woods, Troopers apprehended Mr. Diamond, taking him into custody.
During an investigation, they said, they saw evidence of meth being produced at a makeshift campsite the trio had made.
The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was called in and determined the site to be hazardous; first-responding Troopers said they’d interrupted the trio attempting to produce meth.
All three were taken into custody, processed at the State Police, Cobleskill barracks, and arraigned in Town of Middleburgh Court before Justice Michael Guntert.
Mr. Diamond was sent to the Schoharie County Jail on no bail.
Ms. Diamond and Mr. Camp were sent to the Schoharie County Jail in lieu of $15,000 cash bail or $45,000 secured bond.
All three are to return to court at a later date.
Troop G Violent Gang Enforcement Team members also assisted Cobleskill Troopers in their investigation.