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Arrests made after meth lab located in Concord

CONCORD—Dawn Smercak, 48, was arrested on June 29 after Erie County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant for a property located at 10440 Springville-Boston Road in Concord.

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The sheriff’s office was acting on information from a previous narcotics arrest following a traffic stop and burglary arrest. Multiple units searched the property of Smercak and Hugh Smith, 46. During the search, deputies discovered chemicals, materials and supplies used in the manufacturing of methamphetamines. Deputies also discovered a switchblade knife and a .308 caliber rifle with the serial numbers defaced.

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Following the search, Smercak was arrested and charged with felony counts of unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamines, unlawful disposal of meth lab materials, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a defaced weapon and willful defacement of a gun. She was also charged with misdemeanor counts of criminal possession of meth manufacturing materials and criminal possession of a knife.

Smith was charged with felony counts of unlawful manufacturing of methamphetamines, unlawful disposal of met lab materials, reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a defaced weapon and willful defacement of a gun. Additionally he was charged with criminal possession of meth manufacturing materials.

Both defendants are being held at the Erie County Holding Center pending arraignment.

The sheriff’s office contacted the New York State Police Clandestine Lab Unit to dismantle the meth lab.

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