Three charged in Jamestown meth bust

JAMESTOWN — Three city residents were charged Thursday with allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine at a 212 W. Sixth St. residence.

Jamestown police and fire departments responded to the scene shortly after 4 p.m. for a report of a possible meth lab operation. Upon arrival, firefighters determined the upper apartment was being used to manufacture meth.

At the scene, Jacob H. Tunison, 27; Cody E. Reichenbach, 23; and David S. Soderberg, 28, were taken into custody.

All three were charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Tunison was reportedly on probation.

All three were taken to the city jail to await arraignment.

Police said the residence was deemed an “extreme health risk” after hundreds of discarded needles were found strewn all over the apartment and attic. The residence was condemned by the city for multiple housing violations.

Investigators from the Jamestown Metro Drug Task, New York State Police CNET, and the NYSP Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.

Anyone who may have information on the illegal manufacture of meth or sales of narcotics is asked to contact the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force anonymous tip line at 483- TIPS (8477) or via the Tips 411 App.