Suspected meth lab in Le Roy described as using 'particularly dangerous method'
Submitted by Howard Owens on March 2, 2010 - 12:00pm
Another suspected meth lab has been discovered in Le Roy though no suspects have been charged yet in connection with the operation.
Two people were taken into custody this morning following a traffic stop and are being held on unrelated charges.
Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster described the operation as fairly significant and more dangerous than any lab the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force has yet uncovered.
"They were using batteries, which is a method we're not particularly familiar with," Brewster said. "We haven't seen that before, but it's a particularly dangerous method."
The lab is not believed to be operational and no completed product was apparently found on scene, but enough precursors were found that the county must be very careful in cleaning up, Brewster said.
County Emergency Management and a hazmat team are preparing to deploy to the house, which is located at 9434 Route 19.
Taken into custody were C.L. Williams and Nicholas P. Sadwick. They were arraigned in Town Court on unrelated charges, including, for one of them, possession of a hypodermic instrument. One of the men also allegedly had an outstanding warrant out of Monroe County.
The home is owned by a relative of one of the men taken into custody, but the owner is not in custody and has not been charged with any crime.