JASPER - Two men were arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses Tuesday after state police interrupted them actively manufacturing methamphetamine, according to Bath-based New York State Police.

Mark Walton, 45, of Jasper, and James J. Ball, 22, of Mansfield, Pa, were charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a class D felony, second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A-II felony, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Police said they executed a search warrant at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Upon the execution of the search warrant at the Jasper residence, which belonged to Walton, police said they observed Walton and Ball actively engaged in manufacturing methamphetamine.

Police seized a large quantity of methamphetamine from the residence, as well as precursors, reagents, solvents, catalysts, and lab equipment all used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

The two men were arraigned at Hornellsville Town Court for the methamphetamine manufacturing charge, and in Bath Town Court on the two criminal possession charges.

They were remanded to Steuben County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 property bond.

The operation was conducted by Bath-based state Troopers, the Bath Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (C.C.S.E.R.T).