Reported Gunshot Leads Police To Meth Lab In Norwich
Published: December 20th, 2021

NORWICH — On Saturday night Norwich City Police responded to a reported gunshot on Broad Street, and discovered an alleged meth lab in a home and arrested a 27-year-old man.

“This was a situation where multiple agencies came together and we were able to close down a drug house in the City of Norwich,” reports Detective Sergeant Reuben Roach.

According to the police the incident occurred at approximately 11:08 p.m., after a 911 caller reported shots being fired from the area of 134 South Broad Street in the City of Norwich.

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Norwich Police Officers responded to the scene and secured the location. It was not confirmed if a gunshot was in fact fired, however the following subject was taken into custody:

Tyler Chase Mills, 27, of Norwich, was charged with resisting arrest, second degree obstruction of governmental administration, and criminal nuisance.

Following this incident, a search warrant was drawn up and executed on 134 South Broad with the assistance of the New York State Troopers, New York State Police CCERT (Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team), and the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office. Located within the residence of 134 South Broad Street was a methamphetamine laboratory, which was collected by CCERT.

Norwich Fire and Norwich Codes have condemned 134 South Broad for the time being, and the house was boarded up. The investigation is ongoing and further charges are expected.

- From the City of Norwich Police Department