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City police catch husband and wife for allegedly making Meth in westside home...

An on-going investigation into an alleged Methamphetime Lab on Jamestown's westside has led to the arrest of a husband and wife team.  City Police Chief Harry Snellings says the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force, and State Police C-NET Team received some resident tips... and, developed information over the past couple of months... and, obtained a search warrant for the residence at 17 Catlin Ave.  Snellings says it was an "extremely challenging" investigation... partly because the most of the makers are actual users of the drug... and, selling what extra they make.  He says police were conducting surveillance on the house just before the raid took place at 3:30 p.m.  He says they were able to catch one of the suspects, 47 year-old Christopher Maini, during a traffic stop.  He adds Maini's wife... 45 year-old Tammy... was later found at a different location.  Snellings says they found the materials used to make "meth..." and, a "one-pot" lab in the garage.  He says they were arraigned on one count each of Felony unlawful manufacture of Methamphetime... and, one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.  Both are in the county jail without bail.

Mayville woman sought for manufacturing "Meth" found in Brocton...

A Mayville woman wanted for allegedly being involved in operating an illegal Methamphetime Lab at her Pratt Street apartment has been arrested in Brocton.  Agents with the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force say they found 27 year-old Sara Lee Tolbert at a Highland Ave. home in Borcton late Monday afternoon.  Task Force members say they obtained a warrant for Tolbert's arrest after seeing her discarding items... believed to be used in making "Meth..." from her residence.  Police raided her apartment back on Dec. 30, and, found the components and chemicals used to make Methamphetime.  Task Force agents say Tolbert was arrested without incident... and, arraigned in Chautauqua Town Court on one count of Felony third-degree unlawful manufacture of Methamphetime.  She was sent to the county jail without bail.

Coldest air of the Winter Season expected in Jamestown-area overnight tonight...

Get ready for the coldest night of the season... with temperatures expected to fall below zero in many locations away from Lake Erie overnight tonight.  Meteorologist Bill Hibbert with the National Weather Service in Buffalo says another cold air mass from Canada is the reason behind the predicted, sub-zero cold.  Hibbert says the cold air is moving in from an area of high pressure in the Canada prairie provinces that will move into the area overnight tonight.  While it could stay in the single digits along the lake shore... temperatures will plunge quickly as you go inland.  Hibbert says some readings could be as low as minus-10 in some rural areas of the county.  However... he says the bone-chilling cold won't last very long.


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