Authorities uncover five meth labs in Cortland County in two weeks

The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office has investigated five meth labs or dump sites for meth-making materials in the past two weeks, authorities announced Wednesday.

On Sep. 9, members of the sheriff’s office responded to the area of Streeter Road in Cortlandville, where three spent “one pots,” along with components used for making meth, were located along the roadside. The items were found by a person who was walking in the area, the sheriff’s office said.

On Sep. 17, while patrolling the area of Bell Road in the Town of Truxton, a uniformed sheriff’s deputy came across a single one pot that was found in the roadway.

Later that day, investigators with the sheriff’s office were called to a home on Widger Road in the town of Solon, where a resident who had just moved back into the home had found several items used to manufacture methamphetamine.

On Sep. 21, officers responded to the Cortland Motel on Route 11 in Cortlandville for a report of chemical smells coming from a room in the motel. Police have made two arrests in that case.

On Sep. 22, narcotics investigators with the sheriff’s office went to a home on Route 41 in the town of Scott after a homeowner found items they believed to be used for making meth. The homeowner told police that the items were likely brought in by a family member’s friend.

The sheriff’s office is asking for information regarding all of these investigations. Anyone with information can contact the department’s criminal investigation division at 607-758-6151.