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March 2, 2010 - 11:00am

Suspected meth lab in Le Roy described as using 'particularly dangerous method'

posted by Howard B. Owens in crime, Le Roy, methamphetamine.

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Another suspected meth lab has been discovered in Le Roy though no suspects have been charged yet in connection with the operation.

Two people were taken into custody this morning following a traffic stop and are being held on unrelated charges.

Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster described the operation as fairly significant and more dangerous than any lab the Local Drug Enforcement Task Force has yet uncovered.

"They were using batteries, which is a method we're not particularly familiar with," Brewster said. "We haven't seen that before, but it's a particularly dangerous method."

The lab is not believed to be operational and no completed product was apparently found on scene, but enough precursors were found that the county must be very careful in cleaning up, Brewster said. 

County Emergency Management and a hazmat team are preparing to deploy to the house, which is located at 9434 Route 19.

Taken into custody were C.L. Williams and Nicholas P. Sadwick. They were arraigned in Town Court on unrelated charges, including, for one of them, possession of a hypodermic instrument. One of the men also allegedly had an outstanding warrant out of Monroe County.

The home is owned by a relative of one of the men taken into custody, but the owner is not in custody and has not been charged with any crime.

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your supposed to blur out the license plate yah know.They havent been convicted of anything.I hope he is found not guilty and sues the system because this was a discrace of our judicial system.
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Posted by Sam boyles on April 4, 2010 - 2:46pm your supposed to blur out the license plate yah know.They havent been convicted of anything.I hope he is found not guilty and sues the system because this was a discrace of our judicial system. License plates are not covered under privacy laws. Unless the posted photo of a plate is used in some commercial manner that implies endorsement or unwarranted participation without permission while implicating the contrary, there is no case for illegal use or malicious use. License plates are not considered intellectual property, so there is no premise for theft or misrepresentation. Note that faces and license plates are blurred in TV shows like COPS. This is not to protect privacy. Since the producers are in the entertainment business as opposed to the news business, they risk charges of misuse. Their use of images is more commercial than documentary. Sometimes identification is thwarted at the request of a participant who has negotiated anonymity. In the case of the truck pictured, there is no mention or connection to the truck in the news report. It isn't attributed in any manner. The photo portrays a factual, real-time event wherein any implication pertaining to the vehicle's presence is an assumption on the part of the reader/viewer. It is unclear how this news report is a (sic) "discrace" to the judicial system. At the time of this photo's posting only law enforcement and a news reporter were involved. The alleged law breakers hadn't entered the court system; the case hasn't been adjudicated. There can be no assessment of application of law. Ultimately, the judicial system has no authority nor plays no part in the taking or posting of the photo. Even if the truck were owned by unrelated parties, other than those arrested, there is no misrepresentation or malicious implication. As noted, the truck is neither mentioned or connected to criminal activity other than to be present at the time. There are no grounds for defamation. The news report only reiterates the police report, summarizing factual activity. An interesting side note: http://www.phantomplate.com/ Here are spray-on and plastic covers for license plates that render them invisible to security and law enforcement cameras.

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