Meth lab discovered in basement of Lamartine Street home
Thursday, September 22nd
MOUNT VERNON — Rodney Snyder, 37, Mount Vernon, was arrested Wednesday after the Mount Vernon Police Department’s Emergency Services Unit and MVPD detectives executed a search warrant on a Mount Vernon residence.
According to Mount Vernon Police Chief Michael Merrilees, a search of 111 E. Lamartine St., resulted in the discovery of a meth lab in the basement of the residence.
Snyder was arrested without incident and charged with assembly or possession of chemicals used to manufacture controlled substance with intent to manufacture a controlled substance. Additional charges are possible.
An unnamed woman was at the residence at the time of the search. No charges have been filed against her.
Members of the Meth Task Force, a unit that is training and maintained by METRICH were present to extract the components and chemicals of the lab. METRICH is a 10-county multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement unit that includes MVPD.
An outside company was utilized to dispose of the lab components and chemicals because of the volatile and toxic nature of the materials. The cost of the cleanup will be paid out of funds that are replenished with fines collected from violators of drug laws, Merrilees said.
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