CAMBRIA – Niagara County Sheriff’s investigators made their second arrest on Monday in connection with a methamphetamine laboratory that police say was operated in a dangerous manner in the Town of Cambria.
Thomas W. McCabe III, 36, was arrested on felony charges in connection with the meth lab that he operated with his wife, Leah, in their home at 4890 Saunders Settlement Road, Sheriff James R. Voutour said.
Police raided the home Friday, and reported finding materials used to make methamphetamine, a highly addictive illegal drug. Some of the highly combustable materials used to make meth were found near a furnace, investigators said.
Leah McCabe, 34, was arrested Friday on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, criminal drug possession and unlawfully dealing with a child. The same charges were lodged against her husband on Monday after police tracked him to a location on Military Road in the Town of Tonawanda.
Deputies Michael Kloch and Jared Ander worked on the case with the Niagara County Violent Felony Task Force, the county Warrant Unit and investigators from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The Cambria home was evacuated when police raided it, and the State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team was called to dispose of hazardous material found at the site.