Arrests made in two separate meth lab investigations

by Andrew Henderson

Police investigations into two separate suspected methamphetamine labs resulted in the arrests of three county residents.

The Oswego Police Department reported the arrest of a homeless resident who is accused of manufacturing methamphetamine at 120 Liberty St. while the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department reported the arrest of a Hannibal resident and a Mexico resident who allegedly manufactured methamphetamine at 14 Country Ln., Hannibal.

Members of the Oswego Police Department’s Anti-Crime Team received information Wednesday that Shane C. Nolan, 32, was possibly manufacturing methamphetamine at an undetermined location within the City of Oswego.

Anti-Crime Team members, with the assistance of Criminal Investigation and Patrol Division members, located Nolan at 120 Liberty St.

While at that location, investigators determined that the structure likely contained a methamphetamine laboratory. The structure was evacuated and secured.

Additionally, Liberty Street between West Oneida Street and Turrill Street was closed off to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

A search warrant for the property was applied for and granted by Oswego City Court Judge James Metcalf.

The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was contacted and responded to the scene. The structure was searched and evidence of an inactive methamphetamine laboratory was seized as well as a small amount of finished methamphetamine.

Nolan was arrested and charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a Class D felony, and unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material, a Class E felony.

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