Sheriff: Port Byron man tried to receive a large quantity of meth through the mail

Sheriff Brian Schenck reports the arrest of a Port Byron resident following a drug investigation in Cayuga County.

He says that following an extended investigation, which resulted from a tip being submitted by a member of the public, James Hall, 53, of Mill Street was charged with one count of attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, as well as two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Sheriff Schenck says Hall attempted to receive a large quantity of methamphetamine through a parcel service, and had also been in possession of smaller quantities of methamphetamine over the course of the investigation.

He was processed and held pending arraignment. The Sheriff’s Office says Hall was later released on his own recognizance.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information may contact Detective Blanchard at 315-253-3902, according to Sheriff Schenck. Anonymous tips can be left on the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office Website at

Assisting with the investigation were the New York State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force.

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