A man pleaded guilty this week to his involvement in a meth lab bust in November — a first from among the 10 defendants in the case.
On Thursday, Shaun Cronin, 40, became the last of the original eight defendents to be arraigned in Cayuga County Court. Cronin appeared in court in January, but his arraignment was adjourned until a court appointed interpreter was available to translate the proceedings to sign language.
Back on Jan. 24, seven of the codefendants arrested in connection with the Nov. 9 drug bust in Auburn were arraigned on multiple felonies and misdemeanors. The charges followed the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force executing a warrant at 54 Orchard St. and finding multiple people “actively engaged in the production of methamphetamine,” the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office reported at the time. The raid was executed by the sheriff’s office and Auburn Police Department.
A number of adults and three children were found at the scene. The New York State Police’s Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team helped handle the dangerous substances involved in the making of the drugs at the home.