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Sniffing for counterfeiter, Jamestown police uncover meth lab

JAMESTOWN – Police searching for counterfeit money Tuesday afternoon said they uncovered a “one-pot” methamphetamine operation and arrested two people.

Charged with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and held for arraignment were Salena M. Hare, 22, and Kirby A. Driggers, 30. They were taken into custody when investigators executed a search warrant at Forest Avenue residence after a counterfeit bill was passed at a Brooklyn Square store.

Police said they found printing materials and more counterfeit money at the residence and believe that Hare and Driggers may have passed phony bills at other locations in Jamestown and the Town of Ellicott.

Police said the search of a garage there uncovered several two-liter plastic bottles used to make suspected methamphetamine. More charges are expected after lab tests of the bottles by state police.