Meth Lab Materials Found In Howard, During Domestic Abuse Call

June 11, 2018

BATH, NY – Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports the arrest of Robert Stehm, 31, Howard. According to the sheriff, Stehm is accused of bullying around someone who was less than 17 years old. The sheriff says that during the investigation, meth lab materials were discovered, more charges may be made in this case.

Press Release From Sheriff Jim Allard:

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on June 7, 2018, deputies arrested Robert A. Stehm, Jr., age 31, of County Route 70A, Howard, New York. Deputies responded to a residence on County Route 70A due to a reported domestic incident. It is alleged that Mr. Stehm acted in a manner likely to be injurious to the mental and moral welfare of a child less than seventeen years old, and intentionally harassed another person while at this residence. Mr. Stehm was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree, both Class A Misdemeanors. Mr. Stehm was arraigned at the Town of Howard Court where he was remanded to the Steuben County Jail on five thousand dollar cash bail, ten thousand dollar property bond.
During the investigation deputies and investigators recovered two suspected methamphetamine production vessels, along with suspected methamphetamine oil. Possible charges of Manufacturing Methamphetamine in the third degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree may be pending. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the New York State Police CSORT team for narcotic trafficking and manufacturing.