A 32-year-old Grand Island man and a 44-year-old woman described as his girlfriend by Senior Detective Alan Rozansky of the Erie County Sheriff’s Narcotics Bureau, were being held on felony drug charges following a raid about 6 p.m. Thursday on an alleged meth lab in a home in the 2700 block of Bedell Road.
Rozansky, who led the raid, said Timothy Homa, and his girlfriend Jennifer Carrigan were arrested after law enforcement raiders allegedly found a working meth lab and a quantity of suspected meth that was sent for testing. Rozansky said Homa and Carrigan are charged with felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Rozansky said his bureau received tips about the lab within the last week and worked fast to get court orders to search the premises before anyone could be injured by the operation. Meth labs are frequently subject to explosions because of the nature of the precursor chemicals used to brew the illegal substance, he added.