BATTLE CREEK, MI – A patrol officer was in the area of Laurel and McKinley Avenue on December 11th, 2014 on an unrelated complaint. He observed a car pull up next door to the original address that he had been dispatched to.
Based on previous encounters with the individual, the officer was aware that the driver that got out of the car currently has a suspended license and is known to manufacture methamphetamine.
Upon arresting the driver in the front yard of a home, he asked the driver if there was any methamphetamine in the car. The officer was advised that there was an old meth lab in the car.
Officers trained in meth lab removal responded and located a meth lab in the back seat along with miscellaneous components and 75 Pseudoephedrine pills.
Once at the Calhoun County Jail, the suspect was found to have finished meth product on his person. He was ultimately lodged on the charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Smuggling Methamphetamine into a Correctional Facility, Possession of Methamphetamine Components and Manufacturing Methamphetamine. Meth waste was collected, remediated and sent for disposal.