Two charged in meth lab bust at JB Wise Place in Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Members of the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force were contacted at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, to assist the Watertown Police Department with a methemphetamine lab investigation at 117 J.B. Wise Place, apt. 400, in the city of Watertown. A search warrant was subsequently obtained and executed at this location.

At the conclusion of the search warrant, ingredients and components commonly used to manufacture methamphetamine and more than two ounces of a liquid containing methamphetamine were seized, police said.

As a result, Kristi L. Simmons, 44, and Tyler W. Rounds, 22, were each charged with one count of second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and one count of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony.

Simmons and Roubds were arraigned before City Judge Eugene R. Renzi and sent to the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building to be held without bail.

The Metro-Drug Task Force was assisted by the Watertown police road patrol and ID unit, the City of Watertown Fire Department and NYSP CCSERT.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Additional arrest and charges are pending, detectives said.

Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force news release Aug. 24, 2018