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Two Westfield residents have been jailed for allegedly producing methamphetamine in their apartment.

Beginning this month based on citizen complaints, the Village of Westfield Police and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force began an investigation into the production of methamphetamine by occupants of an apartment at 63 S. Portage St. in the Village of Westfield. Authorities had been alerted to a strong odor of chemicals coming from 63 S. Portage St. and other activity of the tenants of this location associated with the production of methamphetamine.

On Tuesday, during the course of the investigation authorities were able to seize a quantity of items that are used in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine. As a result of seizing these items it was determined that they had been discarded from 63 S. Portage St. and authorities were able to associate them with the tenants. As a result of this a search warrant was obtained to search 63 S. Portage St. At this time arrest warrants were also obtained charging the tenants of this apartment, John J. Buzcek III and Julie A. Warren with one count of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

At 1 p.m. members of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s SWAT team, Village of Westfield Police Department and the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force executed the search warrant at this location. The execution of the search warrant was made without incident and Buzcek III was taken into custody and charged on the outstanding arrest warrant. Warren was located at another location in the Village of Westfield and taken into custody.

As a result of the search authorities located another working methamphetamine lab, scales and other items of paraphernalia associated with the production of methamphetamine. Due to this seizure of the methamphetamine lab and other items both of the subjects were charged with an additional count of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.

At this time the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force called for the assistance of the NYSP CSSERT Team to remediate the toxic materials used to manufacture methamphetamine and to gather further evidence. Additional charges will be placed against each of these subjects as a result of this collection.

Buzcek and Warren were subsequently arraigned in the Village of Westfield Court on two counts of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and were remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 property bond pending further action of the court.

Authorities continue to ask for the support of community members when they observe suspicious or narcotics related activity in their neighborhoods by calling either 800-344-8702 or 363-0313.

 

 

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