City Man Charged With Meth Production Receives 2 1/2 Year Sentence

MAYVILLE – The Jamestown man who was taken into custody last fall after police discovered a working meth lab in his home was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years in state prison and 2 years post-release supervision.

Phillip L. Reichardt, 38, was the subject of a three-week investigation that began in September 2013 and culminated in his arrest in Titusville, Pa., on Oct. 10.

He was charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of meth after Jamestown Police came across materials to make methamphetamine at his 19 Crossman St. residence.

“(Meth) is an extremely addictive and damaging drug,” said Captain Robert F. Samuelson, division commander of the Jamestown Police Department.

Although it is used to treat ADHD, the drug has a variety of physical and psychological side effects. The labs used to make meth emit noxious fumes, and can sometimes lead to fires or explosions.