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Meth lab found in home, garage

Niagara Falls police discovered a methamphetamine lab Friday afternoon in a home off Hyde Park Boulevard.

While following up on a previous domestic violence call at a home on A Street, police discovered the lab in one room of the house and a garage behind the house, according to Narcotics Lt. Bryan DalPorto.

The owner of the home, whom police declined to identify, was cooperative and allowed police to search the home, DalPorto said. Police then discovered drug-making equipment they said belonged to the woman's son.

The owner of the property is JoAnne M. Velazquez, according to Niagara County property records.

Police notified officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration, who responded to the scene with Niagara Falls firefighters. They roped off the area around the home.

As of late Friday, no arrests were made, though DalPorto said police have identified a suspect and expect to make an arrest. The homeowner has not been charged, he said.

"[It's] a nice, quiet area, with low police calls," DalPorto said. "We don't see a lot of meth labs here."