The Albion Police Department arrested eight people after a burglary investigation led them to discover a methamphetamine lab.
On April 11, police say the Vape Shop on East Bank Street in the Village of Albion was burglarized. They say the investigation led them to execute a search warrant on April 19 at an apartment at 28 East Bank Street.
According to police, in the apartment they recovered stolen property from the burglary, as well as more than four ounces of methamphetamine, and chemicals used to produce methamphetamine. Police say methamphetamines were being produced when they executed the warrant.
Arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing of methamphetamine were Tara A. Ryan, 19, Nicholas D. Barrett, 19, both of Albion; Ryan J. Adkins, 22, Maja L. Pugh, 19, and Bridgette A.M. Fronczak-Reilly, 19, all of Lockport; and Shane J. DiPilato, 18, of Holley. Ryan and Barrett were also charged with unlawful possession and unlawfully growing marijuana.
Zachary A. Deville, 22, of Albion and an unnamed minor were also arrested for charges stemming from the burglary. Deville was charged with burglary, grand larceny, conspiracy, and endangering the welfare of a child.
The suspects were arraigned and placed in the Orleans County Jail on no bail, and are set to appear in the Albion Town Court on April 20. The minor was released to a parent, and will be returning to Family Court at a later time.