Cornwall Ontario – While Fentanyl gets the big headlines, a mobile Meth lab was busted after one person was injured in Massena Thursday afternoon. LINK
[bs-quote quote=”Police Chief Adam Love, who is on the scene, told 7 News the three people woke up when officials arrived.
He said one had to be taken to Massena Memorial Hospital for treatment. The other two were taken to the police station.
Love said it was unclear why the people were passed out.
According to Love, an active meth lab was found in the trunk of the car, which prompted officials to place police tape around the vehicle.
Two nearby businesses, T.J. Maxx and Label Shopper, closed their doors to customers because of the danger.
A special state police unit has been called in to deal with the meth lab. The team was busy processing the scene Thursday afternoon.” style=”style-3″ align=”center” author_name=”Adam Love” author_job=”Massena Police Chief” author_link=”http://www.wwnytv.com/story/37516160/mobile-meth-lab-found-in-massena-shopping-plaza#.WoXWbQORpOQ.facebook”][/bs-quote]
People are posting to social media as well as this is not a new problem that is plaguing much of as it battles through tough economic times including this post from 2017.
My little town is a ghost town because of heroin and meth. We need your help desperately. Massena NY. Our VA here in massena need your help. Please call them and talk with the Drs there please. Please. Please.they will tell you themselves
— Shell-belle (@SWEETE160) November 29, 2017
Firefighters, police, and paramedic resources are strained across communities that are plagued by the impact of the opioid and drug crisis.