posted on April 15, 2011 21:00
A Byron couple is in custody this evening following their arrest for possession, use, and unlawful disposal of methamphetamines.
29-year-old Matthew Zon and 24-year-old Tricia Tundo were arrested in Elba on Thursday afternoon, after a routine traffic stop by Deputy Brian Thompson and K-9 unit "Pharaoh." During the traffic stop, Zon and Tundo were both allegedly found in possession of methamphetamines and alleged materials from a meth lab. The pair was arrested on the spot, arraigned, and committed to the county jail without bail.
Late last night, the Genesee County Local Drug Task Force obtained a warrant to search the couple's Mechanic Street residence in South Byron. The raid was executed at about 7:30 this morning. Upon entering the home, lawmen discovered an alleged methamphetamine production lab, finished meth, and several pieces of drug paraphernalia.
Zon and Tundo have both been formally charged with Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Lab Material, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Criminally Using Drug Paraphernalia. Tundo is additionally charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation pursuant to the traffic stop.
Further charges are pending against both.
The New York State Police Special Operations Response Team, New York State Environmental Conservation Department, Genesee County Animal Control, Genesee County Emergency Management Team, Genesee County Sheriff's Department, South Byron Fire Department, Mercy EMS and District Attorney's Office all assisted in law enforcement efforts.
ORIGINAL REPORT (3:15pm):
Genesee County Sheriff’s Deputies and State Police converged on a home in South Byron today in a meth raid.
A suspected meth lab was dismantled on Mechanic Street. Two people have been arrested.
Further information will be forthcoming as soon as we have it from the Sheriff’s Office.