Police: Woman bought pseudoephedrine from Tops, other stores to make meth

Troopers said 33-year-old Amber Crout had been making methamphetamine during the months of July and August. (Photo: NYSP)

Bath, N.Y. (WHAM) - State Police arrested a woman from Bath as part of an ongoing investigation into making and selling methamphetamine in Steuben County.

Troopers said 33-year-old Amber Crout had been making methamphetamine during the months of July and August. Investigators said she had bought a pseudoephedrine product at multiple stores across Steuben County, including a Tops Friendly Markets store in the village of Bath. The purchases were made frequently enough that they exceeded federal regulations, according to police.

Police arrested Crout and charged her with first-degree falsifying business records and second-degree criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material. While she was being arrested, police said they found suspected methamphetamine on her and also charged her with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

In an unrelated case of unlawfully entering a home in Thurston on Sunday, she was charged with second-degree criminal trespass.

Crout was arraigned and remanded to the Steuben Co. Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $2,000 property bond.

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