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Hazmat situation in Auburn after meth lab busted by law enforcement

A block in Auburn was shut down on Friday following a drug bust at a local home, according to law enforcement officials in Cayuga County.

Cayuga County Sheriff-elect Brian Schenck said the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force executed a search warrant around 10 a.m. at 54 Orchard Street, and found multiple people manufacturing methamphetamine.

Adults and children were found at the residence, according to Schenck, who noted that some were transported for medical assistance.

The names of those involved had not yet been released, but as result of the investigation Orchard Street between Jefferson and Baker streets was blocked.

It was closed well into the afternoon.

The New York State Police’s hazardous materials team is helping with handling the dangerous substances involved in the making of the drugs at the home, Schenck told the Auburn Citizen, adding that those in neighboring houses were in no danger.

The Auburn Fire Department, Auburn Police Department, TLC Ambulance, and an animal control team were all called to the scene in addition to state police.

Hazmat crews were seen working at the scene throughout the afternoon.

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