Man charged after police find meth lab and weapon in Dunkirk hotel

DUNKRIK, N.Y. (WIVB) – A Dunkirk Police Special Response team along with parole officers were performing a routine check on probation clients Friday night when they entered Don’s Hotel on Lake Shore Drive, leading to the arrest of Joshua J. Hammer.

Police say Hammer, who was wanted on domestic violence related assault charges, had barricaded himself inside a room before being talked out by police. He was found in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun and had set up a methamphetamine lab inside the room.

Hammer was charged with unlawfully manufacturing methamphetamine and criminal possession of a weapon.

Hammer is being held at the Dunkirk Police Department without bail pending his arraignment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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