Active Meth Lab Shut Down In Rome
Rome, NY (WIBX) - A meth lab in Rome is no longer thanks to a tip from the public and some quick thinking by Rome Police.
Shutdown of the active lab highlights the second week for Rome's new Community Impact Unit. Detective Commander Timothy Bates says officers were responding to a call made yesterday about people coming and going near Railroad Street.
He says that those responsible for the lab were no longer in the area so no arrests were made but the investigation is continuing.
The active lab prompted officers to call the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Unit to shut down the operation.
Patrolmen Jeffrey Lanigan and Cheyenne Shoff, members of the Community Impact Unit, discovered the methamphetamine-producing lab thanks to a call from a citizen.
The call from a member of the public is indicative of the success of community involvement and Detective Commander Bates says Chief Kevin Beach and the department want to see more of it.