Large Meth Lab Found in Little Valley

A tip led Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s deputies to a large scale methamphetamine operation in Little Valley on Monday.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team spent hours at a home on South Court Street, where they seized numerous pieces of evidence including lab equipment, meth precursors, reagents, solvents, and surveillance equipment. Deputies also found 14.8 ounces of meth.

32-year-old Lucas Leclerc is being held without bail pending arraignment in Buffalo Federal Court. The DEA Office in Buffalo has taken over the case, and the case will be prosecuted on the federal level. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.

The Little Valley Fire Department and Cattaraugus County Emergency Services also helped with the hazardous materials clean up.

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