Arrest made following discovery of meth lab in Forestville

FORESTVILLE — A Forestville man was arrested today for alleged meth lab in his garage.

On Sept. 17 the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team investigated a methamphetamine lab and disposal site at 46 Pearl St. in the village of Forestville. On that date the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force responded to 46 Pearl St. in the village of Forestville to investigate a report of suspected methamphetamine related items.

As part of this investigation a search warrant was obtained from the Town of Hanover Court to search a garage that had been utilized by Timothy Will, 29, and another subject. During the course of the search additional items were located related to the manufacture of methamphetamine. The New York State Police CCSERT unit was then called to the scene to assist with the remediation of the site.

As a result of the investigation a warrant was issued for Will. On Monday, Will was located at a residence on Mixer Road, Forestville and taken into custody. Will was subsequently arraigned in the Town of Arkwright Court as the Town of Hanover Court was unavailable. Will was then sent to the Chautauqua County Jail on $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 property bond pending further action of the court.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force in comprised of investigators from the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Dunkirk Police Department. Authorities continue to ask members of the community to call when they observe suspicious or narcotics related activity within their neighborhoods at either 800-344-8702 or 363-0313.