Cortland (WSYR-TV) - Complaints of a strong chemical odor prompted Cortland police to call in the hazmat team for the second time in a week.
The first call came at 2:00 p.m. on July 13th, when police were called to 76 ½ Lincoln Avenue. Officers followed the smell of ammonia to a porch where they discovered ingredients for making methamphetamine. A search of apartment #3 revealed more evidence.
One week later, investigators were back at Lincoln Avenue to interview suspects. According to New York State Police, they found more meth ingredients.
In connection with the July 13th incident: John J. Rosen, 43, and Renee J. Perfetti, 44, were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. They were sent to the Cortland County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond, as they await a court appearance on Monday.
On July 20th, crews with the Cortland fire department were sent to 95 Maple Avenue, for a possible house fire. Inside, firefighters smelled a strong chemical odor and discovered ingredients used to make methamphetamine. The New York State Police Hazmat Team was contacted. Saturday, the team was continuing to search the residence, as police prepared to make arrests.