Mobile meth lab found after traffic stop in Springville

Posted at 8:47 AM, Aug 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 08:47:18-04

Erie County deputies arrested a 50-year-old man after discovering items used to make methamphetamine in his car.

Police say they pulled over David Smercak in the Springville-Boston area Thursday around 7:30 p.m. Smercak told officers that he had a pipe and marijuana on him. While searching the car, police discovered a large plastic bag on the rear seat. Deputies found plastic bottles, medical gloves and detected a strong chemical smell within the bag.

A state police meth disposal team was sent to investigate. The car was secured by police.

Smercak is charged with a felony count of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a misdemeanor count of criminal possession of methamphetamine, and a violation for possession of marijuana.

He is currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center pending his arraignment Friday.

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