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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Savona couple charged with making meth

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  • BATH | A Savona couple are facing several charges after allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine in a residence occupied by a child, State Police in Bath said Monday.
    Christopher R. Bidwell, 35, and Kristy L. Bidwell, 29, both of 7256 Chrisler Road, were arrested March 21 after an investigation by the state police Bureau of Investigations and Steuben County Child Protective Unit uncovered evidence of a possible meth lab at 7250 Chrisler Road, troopers said.
    A search of the residence by the state police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team discovered meth-making material and equipment and two firearms, troopers said.
    The Bidwells were each charged with endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia, second-degree criminal nuisance and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.
    Both were arraigned before Bath Town Justice Chauncey Watches and sent to Steuben County Jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 property bond.
    More charges are pending.
    The state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team assisted with cleanup of the site.

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