Sheriff’s Department Probes Death In Alleged Meth Lab


FORESTVILLE – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department in investigating an unattended death in what officials believe may have been a methamphetamine lab at 26 Pearl St., Forestville.

At about 4 a.m. Thursday,  Deputies were called to the address for an unknown medical illness. Deputies said when they arrived they found Tye A. Kenny, 35, deceased.

The Chautauqua Coroner was called to the scene and a cause of death is pending his investigation.

An investigation at the residence located a quantity of items related to the production and manufacture of methamphetamine. Members of the Sheriffs office and the Southern Tier Regional Drug task force obtained a Search Warrant for the residence. Members of the Chautauqua County hazmat team responded to the scene to assist with any hazards located in the residence.

A search of the residence was conducted by members of the New York State Police CCSERT who specialize in the collection of dangerous materials related to the production and manufacture of methamphetamine.

Deputies said inside the residence a quantity of methamphetamine was located and collected along with a large quantity of items related to the production and manufacture of methamphetamine. Charges are pending further investigation in to the incident.

Assisting were Forestville Fire Department, Sunset Bay Fire Department, Chautauqua County Hazmat Team,
New York State Police – CCSERT Team.

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