Man arrested after meth lab found in OC

Oil City police arrested 28-year-old Daniel Lee Bailey Monday morning after an operational methamphetamine lab was discovered at a residence on Pearl Avenue.

Police chief Bob Wenner said officers were on patrol about 2 a.m. when an unattended open-area fire was discovered at the home.

“We followed up on it and started investigating, but during the course of our interaction we observed items consistent with the production of methamphetamine,” Wenner said. “He (Bailey) was also under the influence of what appeared to be that controlled substance,” Wenner said.

A search warrant was obtained and furthur investigation revealed the remnants of an “average-sized” lab that had been used recently inside the residence, Wenner said.

The Pennsylvania state police clandestine laboratory response team was called to dismantle the operation and remove the lab.

Bailey, who police described as a transient, was arraigned before district judge Andrew Fish and lodged in the Venango County jail after failing to post bail.