News Release
For Immediate Release:
March 27, 2009
Contact: Special Agent Tony Pettigrew
Number: 617-557-2138

Two Charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine

MAR 27 -- BOSTON, MA - Two Andover men were charged today in federal court with manufacturing methamphetamine in a clandestine, residential lab in Andover, Massachusetts.

Steven W. Derr, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Boston Field Division, United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, and Chief Brian J. Pattullo of the Andover Police Department announced today that JAY KEOUGH, age 42, and RYAN EMMET , age 31, both Andover, were charged in a criminal Complaint with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

The Complaint alleges that KEOUGH and EMMET manufactured methamphetamine in a clandestine lab located in the residence at 487 Lowell Street in Andover. It is alleged that KEOUGH and EMMET obtained ephedrine, one of the main chemical components of methamphetamine, by distilling the chemical from pseudoephedrine pills/tablets that the two purchased at various pharmacies in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. On March 25, 2009, federal agents and local police officers executed a federal search warrant at the residence on 487 Lowell Street and discovered the methamphetamine lab.

If convicted on these charges, KEOUGH and EMMET each face up to 20 years imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release and a $ 1,000,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Andover Police.