Fredonia woman held following meth lab bust

A 20-year-old Fredonia woman is being held pending her arraignment after a drug bust at 13 Washington Ave. in the village of Fredonia Monday morning.

According to a press release from the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Jessica C. Fulmer, a tenant of 13 Washington Ave., was found to be wanted on bench warrants from Fredonia Village Court, as well as from two other jurisdictions in Erie County.

At about 11:10 a.m. on Monday, members of the Fredonia Police Department, STRDTF and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Clandestine Laboratory Team executed a search warrant at 13 Washington Ave. The search warrant had been issued based on information developed by the Drug Task Force and Fredonia Police officials.

The warrant was executed without incident and two residents of the location were found. Agents were able to seize items of evidence that indicate the location had been used for the production of methamphetamine.

The items seized will be taken to the laboratory for analysis and charges pertaining to the search warrant will be brought after the evidence is analyzed.

This incident is part of an ongoing investigation into the production and sale of meth in the northern Chautauqua County area. Additional information is being sought to assist with this investigation.

Another meth bust occurred in the area recently at 9587 Route 60 in the town of Pomfret on Jan. 18.

Three subjects were reportedly found inside that residence, along with two children under the age of five. Melanie Green, 37, of Silver Creek, Laura Lewetzski, 26, and Sara Tolbert, 35, both of Fredonia, have since been charged in the case.

The STRDTF is comprised of officers from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the Jamestown and Dunkirk city police departments. The members of the Drug Task Force continue to ask the public to call either its office at 800-344-8702 or the local police agency whenever narcotics-related activity is believed to be observed.

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