Acting Major R. Christopher West
Troop G Commander
On August 8, 2020 State Police in Granville arrested Whitehall residents 26-year-old David T. Duncan and 38-year-old Daniel S. Murray. Both men were charged with Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine 3rd degree (D felony), Criminal Possession of Precursors of Methamphetamine (E felony), Criminal Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Material 2nd degree (A misdemeanor).
State Police responded to the Budget Inn in Whitehall early Saturday evening, after receiving a complaint that Duncan and Murray were involved in cooking methamphetamine at that location. Upon arrival, Troopers interviewed Duncan and observed materials consistent with the manufacturing of methamphetamine inside his hotel room. A search warrant was obtained, and evidence of methamphetamine production was secured by the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team.
Duncan and Murray were taken into custody and processed, they were transported to Washington County Jail to await arraignment.