WELLSVILLE — The bust of two alleged meth labs in Wellsville started with anonymous tips to the Wellsville Village Police and in just two weeks, a multi-agency effort led to arrests and confiscation of many items at two houses.
One person who noticed wrongdoing, and asked to remain anonymous, said they were pleased to see police listen to the smallest of suspicions and make the arrests.

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Investigators said the drugs found in an apartment at 23 S. Main St.
were worth about $135 to $150 for half-a-gram to a gram

“When the same two people keep coming in the store and buying cold packs and other items you use for drugs, you take notice,” a clerk at a local store said. “They would come in, buy cold packs and leave. The material in cold packs are used in a meth lab. They were obviously not buying the cold packs because granny sprained her ankle.”
Wellsville Village Police Chief Tim Walsh stressed every little tip helped.
“This would not have happened had it not been for the cooperation of several citizens in the community who started bringing some different things going on in the neighborhoods to our attention,” Walsh said. He also stressed police have never given up the name or identity of someone who gives an anonymous tip.
The clerk said it was good to know the police listened.
“They were monitoring the sales at different stores in Wellsville,” the clerk said. “I almost think they knew they were going to be caught but sadly, they kept doing it.”

The bust of two alleged meth labs in Wellsville started with anonymous tips to the Wellsville Village Police and in just two weeks, a multi-agency effort led to arrests and confiscation of many items at two houses.
One person who noticed wrongdoing, and asked to remain anonymous, said they were pleased to see police listen to the smallest of suspicions and make the arrests.
“When the same two people keep coming in the store and buying cold packs and other items you use for drugs, you take notice,” a clerk at a local store said. “They would come in, buy cold packs and leave. The material in cold packs are used in a meth lab. They were obviously not buying the cold packs because granny sprained her ankle.”
Wellsville Village Police Chief Tim Walsh stressed every little tip helped.
“This would not have happened had it not been for the cooperation of several citizens in the community who started bringing some different things going on in the neighborhoods to our attention,” Walsh said. He also stressed police have never given up the name or identity of someone who gives an anonymous tip.
The clerk said it was good to know the police listened.
“They were monitoring the sales at different stores in Wellsville,” the clerk said. “I almost think they knew they were going to be caught but sadly, they kept doing it.”