HIGH FALLS - State police said a High Falls man charged with sexually assaulting someone was found to have a methamphetamine lab in his home during their investigation into the sexual offense.
State police said the sexual assault was reported on Tuesday. Troopers from the Ellenville barracks went to the High Falls home of William H. Williams, 60, to speak to him on Wednesday. Police said they found the meth lab as they entered the home.
Because the manufacture of math involves toxic and caustic chemicals, they called in the state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team to clear the home.
Police said they took Williams into custody without any issues.
In the sexual assault case, police charged Williams with predatory sexual assault, first-degree rape, third-degree aggravated sexual abuse, first-degree unlawful imprisonment and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, felonies; and criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor.
In the drug case, police charged Williams with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and fourth-degree criminal possession of methamphetamine, felonies; and second-degree criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material, a misdemeanor.
He was arraigned and sent to Ulster County Jail without bail, awaiting further court action.