Star Lake woman facing meth manufacture charge after her car hits a house in Fine
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 12:10 pm

FINE – A car crashing into a house on Oswegatchie Trail Wednesday morning led to felony drug charges against a 55-year-old Star Lake woman.

Darlene E. Cole, Star Lake, was charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana.Darlene Cole

At about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, troopers responded to a house in the town of Fine for a report of a car striking it.

An investigation at the scene revealed that a 2005 Ford 500 driven by Cole struck an unoccupied vehicle which was parked at the residence, and continued to the house, police said.

Police said they found in her possession a small quantity of marijuana and a quantity of pills, identified as clonazepam, as well as several items used in manufacturing methamphetamine.

She was taken to Clifton-Fine Hospital for an evaluation, police said.

Additional charges included third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, speed not reasonable and prudent, unsafe tires, and uninspected motor vehicle.

She was arraigned at the Town of Clifton Court where she was released under the supervision of probation authorities.

This crash remains under investigation, police said.