A Clark Mills man is behind bars after the discovery of an alleged meth lab.

According to Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol, authorities executed search and arrest warrants at a residence on Pratt Avenue.

Oneida County Sheriff's Office

47-year-old James Cook, who was wanted in Virginia on a Probation Violation, was apparently living in a camper behind the residence on Pratt. The New York State Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (CCSERT) team was called to assist with the investigation.

Upon investigating, Deputies discovered items consistent with the manufacturing of meth and a quantity of the drug inside the camper. Cook is facing several charges including Felony Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine and Misdemeanor Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Other charges are pending.

Cook has been remanded to Oneida County Jail due to his Probation Violation.