DANSVILLE — A second arrest has been made in connection with a suspected meth manufacturing operation in the Town of Dansville.
Tuesday, New York State Police arrested Hollie A. Taft, 35, of Oak Hill Road, Dansville and charged her with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and and tampering with evidence.
Authorities said arrest was the culmination of a three-month investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamine, a class D felony.
Arrests were set into motion on March 17, when Taft's boyfriend, Thomas J. Jacobs Jr. was sought out by troopers following a domestic dispute at the couple's residence. When located, Jacobs was allegedly found to be in possession of several materials related to the manufacture of methamphetamine including lab equipment, precursors, chemical reagents, and solvents.
Jacobs was charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, and remanded to Steuben County Jail without bail.
In the meantime, troopers alleged Taft tried to conceal additional evidence.
Neither Taft, nor Jacobs were found to be in possession of methamphetamine at the time of their arrest.
The investigation was aided by the regulation of pseudo-ephedrine.
"For the most part, anyone who's cooking is utilizing that, and it has to come from some place," said Sr. Inv. Curt Eaton.
State Police were assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, the Dansville Police Department, and investigators from the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office.
Taft was arraigned in the town of Wayland Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail with no bail, due to previous felony convictions.