3 facing charges for making meth after traffic stop in Rome

Eric B. Tribbit, Daniel J. Hallowell and Andrea S. Lamphier/ Rome Police

Three people are facing charges after a meth lab was found during a traffic stop, according to Rome Police.

Police say the vehicle was stopped on Erie Boulevard in Rome at about 5:55 p.m. Thursday for a traffic infraction. While interviewing the occupants of the vehicle, the officer discovered there was a one-pot methamphetamine lab inside the car.

A Rome Police Detective from the Special Investigations Unit and an Investigator from the Oneida County Sheriff Office Narcotics Unit responded to the scene. As they interview the occupants, detectives learned there were additional one-pot meth labs at a home on the 200 block of West Bloomfield Street.

The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team (C.C.S.E.R.T.) responded to the traffic stop to safely secure the lab as well as chemicals and precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine that were also located inside of the vehicle. Rome Police say a search of of the home on West Bloomfield Street is expected to happen at some point Friday.

Three people are in police custody on a charge of Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamine, according to Rome Police. Police have identified the suspects as 30-year-old Eric B. Tribbit, who lives on West Bloomfield Street; 32-year-old Daniel J. Hallowell, who lives on Fourth Street; and 38-year-old Andrea S. Lamphier, who also lives on Fourth Street.

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