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WELLSVILLE — Wellsville Village Police arrested four Wellsville residents on meth charges Friday after a search of a probationer’s residence at 22 Elm St.

With assistance from the Allegany County Probation Department, police arrested Terrah E. Budinger, 33; Mark W. Smallwood, 31; Nathan B. Mattison, 30; and James A. Scotchmer, 28. All four were charged with unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, a class D felony; second-degree assault, a class D felony; and unlawful disposal of methamphetamine materials, a class E felony.

According to an officer at the Wellsville Police Department on Friday night, the assault charges stem from injuries sustained by a Wellsville police officer and an Allegany County probation officer after they were allegedly exposed to fumes from an active methamphetamine laboratory discovered at the residence during a routine probation search. Both officers were treated at Jones Memorial Hospital and released.

Members of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, Amity-based state police, other state police special units, the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department and the Allegany County District Attorney’s Office assisted at the scene. Members of the Wellsville Volunteer Fire Department and fire police provided support at the scene while the alleged lab materials were stabilized. Wellsville Ambulance Corp. stood by at the scene.

The suspects were remanded to Allegany County Jail and held in lieu of $25,000 bail each. They are due back in Wellsville Village Court on Aug. 20.

 

 

 

 

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