Arrest warrant issued in meth lab case

There has been an update in the May 13 incident in which a female subject reportedly drove to the Dunkirk Police Department and claimed she had what she believed to be a methamphetamine laboratory in her vehicle.

According to Chautauqua County Sheriff Joseph Gerace, an arrest warrant has been issued for a positively identified person of interest in the case.

The identity of the individual has yet to be released.

The female subject who brought the meth lab materials to the police station claimed she had located them at a residence on Straight Road in the town of Sheridan.

A second person was allegedly discovered by authorities at that residence, apparently suffering from exposure to the production of meth.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, which includes police in the sheriff’s office and is actively working on this case, encourages members of the community, when they observe narcotics-related activity in their area, to call either the task force at 800-344-8702 or Dunkirk Police at 363-0313 for the confidential tip line or 366-2266 for the dispatch desk.

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