BROCTON — Jodi L. Denmead, 52, of Ellicott Road in Brocton, was arrested on Friday evening and charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamine, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
At 5 p.m., Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force arrested Denmead on a warrant that was earlier issued by Justice Craig of Brocton Village Court.
It is alleged by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force that Denmead was stopped while operating a vehicle on Dec. 15 on East Main Street in the village of Brocton. At that time, Denmead was arrested on a prior arrest warrant from Westfield Town Court on a charge of petit larceny. Denmead was arraigned and released on her own recognizance at that time.
At the time of this latest arrest, the vehicle that Denmead was driving was impounded and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force obtained a search warrant for the vehicle. As a result of the search of the vehicle, authorities allegedly located a one-pot style methamphetamine laboratory, along with other items of laboratory equipment and precursors for the manufacture of methamphetamine. Authorities also reportedly located a digital scale used for weighing controlled substances and an electronic stun gun.
Subsequent to the arrest, Denmead was taken to Brocton Village Court, where she was arraigned before Justice Craig.
After a bail recommendation by Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson, Denmead was remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on $30,000 cash bail or $60,000 property bond, pending further action of the court.
The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force was assisted in this investigation by the Village of Westfield Police Department.
The agents of the Southern Tier Regional Drug task Force continue to ask members of the community to report suspicious or narcotics-related activity within their communities by calling either 800-344-8702 or 363-0313.