Attica Police bust meth lab in apartment, arrest 4

Left to right: Jonathan Turnquist and Mike Hahn

ATTICA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police in Attica acted on a several month long investigation into an active meth lab Thursday.

Officers responded to 1 Lincoln Avenue Thursday morning and arrested four residents while acting on a warrant. Officials say they’ve been building towards the arrest since this past November.

They say Wyoming County Sheriff’s Officers, Wyoming County Drug Task Force Officers, New York State Police Officers, along with the Attica Police Department Officers carried out the raid on the apartment. They called in the Attica Fire Department and the Wyoming County Emergency Services team after finding methamphetamine, a long gun and what they described as an “undetermined amount of hazardous waste byproducts.”

Police said they also found amounts of materials used to make the meth. They say they believe Jonathan M. Turnquist, 35, Shawwnna L Lamont, 25, Jennifer L. Mather, 41, and Michael A. Hahn, 35, made meth there on a regular basis for personal use and distribution.

Also in the apartment was a 2-year-old child, who police say was exposed to the dangers of meth production. They took custody of the child and brought it to the Wyoming County Community Hospital for an evaluation. Afterwards, the child was placed with Wyoming County Social Services.

Police charged Turnquist with two felonies for meth production and disposal of meth materials along with three misdemeanors for possessing meth and child related crimes. They charged Hahn with one felony for meth production and three misdemeanors for drug possession and child related crimes. Police charged Lamont with a felony for production of meth and two misdemeanors for child related crimes. Mather was charged with two misdemeanors for drug possession and child related crimes.

Turnquist and Hahn are currently in Wyoming County Jail on $100,000 bail or $200,000 bond. Lamont is in Wyoming County Jail on $25,000 bail or $50,000 bond and Mather was issued appearance tickets. Each will return to Attica Village Court at a later date. 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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