Jonah K. Warner, 24, of Sinclairville, was arrested on charges related to a meth lab operation after he crashed his vehicle into a tree in the Town of Poland late Thursday afternoon.
When Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies got to the crash scene at Route 394 near Cross Street about 5:30 p.m., Warner was found trying to hide quantities of meth precursors in his damaged vehicle, police said. A criminal check found Warner already was facing sentencing in Chautauqua County Court for conviction of third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.
After he was treated for minor accident injures at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, he was arraigned in Poland Town Court on a higher charge of second-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and remanded to the county jail in Mayville without bail.
Deputies also charged Warner with traffic infractions for speeding, having an uninspected motor vehicle, failing to keep right on the road, changing lanes unsafely and driving across road hazard markings prior to crashing into a tree.