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ROME – A Rome woman has been arrested after a methamphetamine operation was discovered, city police said.

Erin Gillespie, 31, was charged with felony third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, police said.AR-150709946

Shortly after noon Wednesday, the Rome Fire Department and Police Department were sent to 1003 West Dominick St. for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, fumes were observed in the first-floor apartment.

Once firefighters entered the unoccupied apartment, they discovered there was no fire but a possible methamphetamine lab, police said.

The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team were notified and responded to render the operation safe.

Police recovered eight one-pot method meth labs, a small amount of meth, and numerous items used in the production of methamphetamine, police said.

Gillespie was not home when police and firefighters arrived but drove up to the scene shortly after their arrival.

She faces an additional charge of aggravated unlicensed operation for operating her vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, police said.

She was being held in the city lockup pending her arraignment.

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