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March 6, 2014

Rise in meth labs being investigated


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — A search warrant was issued for the apartment, and several items tested positive for methamphetamine. A scale was also found, along with suspected heroin, the Sheriff’s Office said. Bennett was charged with seventh degree possession of a controlled substance and was jailed in lieu of $2,500 bail.  

Felony charges for Bennett are pending on the results of tests by the Niagara County Forensics Laboratory on the materials found in the apartment, Filicetti said. 

“It takes a while to get lab results,” he said. 

William K. Ray, 26, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and felony third degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine by the Niagara County Drug Task Force on Tuesday. The investigation into Ray began in December after a bag holding methamphetamine oil and equipment used to make the drug was found in the Town of Hartland, the Sheriff’s Office said. Ray is being held without bail at the Niagara County Jail.

The Sheriff’s Office said that they are continuing to investigate the problem, and asked that any suspicious activities be reported to the Sheriff’s Office. 

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