Two charged with meth manufacturing

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HIGH FALLS – Two men were arrested by the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team after being stopped for a traffic violation on Mohonk Road in High Falls on the evening of April 30.

Police arrested Erik Fehring, 33, of Pine Bush and Michael Rask, 49, of High Falls.

Rask was driving while Fehring was a passenger; both were found to be on parole.

Investigation led to a search of Rask’s residence, which resulted in the discovery of materials consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine, along with a quantity of heroin and methamphetamine.

Rask was charged with the felonies of criminal possession of a controlled substance as a felony and misdemeanor and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. Based on the charges, state parole took custody of Rask for a parole violation and he was committed to the Ulster County Jail pending additional proceedings.

Fehring was charged with felony unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine based on a previous conviction for unlawful meth manufacture within the preceding five years.

He was remanded to the county jail without bail and he being held as a parole violator.