Police Investigate Possible Meth Lab In Watertown


At 200 William Street in Watertown, a methamphetamine investigation was underway Tuesday night. State police cars lined the street, Watertown city firefighters were outside and investigators were on the scene.

Members of the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force received a tip from the Jefferson County Probation Department. The task force says no arrests have been made and the investigation is continuing. They are assisted by the state police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team.

"Some items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine were located in the residence and were brought outside," state police Sgt. Robert Simpson said Tuesday. "They'll be taken away by a hazardous waist disposal company that's responding from Syracuse."

The task force says it evacuated the entire building at 11 a.m. Tuesday just to be safe. Methamphetamine labs are known to be dangerous and even explosive.

Neighbors say the idea that a meth lab operation may have been going on in their neighborhood is concerning.

Ashley Allen said she worries "that it could blow up. If my kids are outside, they're going to get hurt."

Anyone with information that could help the investigation can contact the Metro-Jeff Drug Task Force at 315-785-9555.



Monday, December 5, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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