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.