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A meth lab is found for a second time in Newfane

NEWFANE – Niagara County sheriff’s deputies called Tuesday night to check on the welfare of a woman on Hope Lane uncovered a meth lab on the property, just months after it had been cleaned up at the same site.

Sean A. Smith, 39, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and additional charges for methamphetamine production are pending, according to Undersheriff Michael J. Filicetti. Smith was arraigned in the Town of Newfane and remanded to Niagara County Jail on $15,000 bail.

Filicetti said the address was the same one they raided in January, where Smith was arrested on charges of selling and possessing methamphetamine.

New York State Police were called in January and again on Tuesday to clean up the toxic site.