Woman Wanted After Meth Bust Turns Herself In

A Jamestown woman who was reportedly involved in the production of methamphetamine at a Westfield residence turned herself in to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday.

Cristy L. Stutzman, 40, was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant issued out of Westfield Court after an investigation by the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force and the Sheriff’s Office located precursors to manufacturing meth at a 8378 Schultz Drive residence on May 26.

On that date, it is alleged that Stuzman, along with Christopher L. Swanson, 43, of Lakewood, were both inside and in possession of a small amount of meth and marijuana.

Stutzman was arraigned in North Harmony Court and transported to the Chautauqua Count Jail where she awaits further action from the court.

On May 26, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the aforementioned residence after neighbors complained of strange activity and odors.

With the help of the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force, the deputies found precursors to the production of meth, a quantity of meth and marijuana, as well as a shotgun.

The Chautauqua County Hazmat Team was called to the scene to collect toxic items for disposal.

Swanson, who was detained at the scene, was charged with criminal possession of precursors of methamphetamine, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana.

He was also charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon due to felony convictions from the state of Alaska.

The Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force encourages the community to call the Task Force at 800-344-8702 or their local police agency when they observe narcotics-related activity in their area.