Cortland police called to meth lab on Groton Avenue; four people in custody


A member of the New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team is seen inspecting an item taken from a home at 40 Groton Avenue Saturday morning (Photo: Peter Blanchard/Cortland Voice)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Four people have been arrested in connection with a meth lab that was discovered at a home in the city of Cortland Friday evening.

At around 8 p.m. Friday, city police and fire crews were called to a home at 40 Groton Avenue to respond to a neighbor's report of a "strong chemical odor," according to Lt. Richard Troyer with the Cortland Police Department.

After searching the residence, police found materials used to make meth, Lt. Troyer said. Police remained stationed outside the home overnight to begin the cleanup process. Several people in orange jumpsuits were seen removing a number of items from the home Saturday morning.

Four people have been taken into custody, but the nature of the charges haven't been made public. Lt. Troyer said more information will be released Monday morning.

The Cortland Police Department, Cortland Fire Department and New York State Police have all responded to the scene.

Police have blocked off Groton Avenue between Pleasant Street and Monroe Heights as they continue their investigation. It is unknown when the road will reopen.

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