PORT HURON, MI – Two people were arrested on Monday, January 11th, 2016, as the result of an investigation by the St. Clair County Drug Task Force.
According to Sheriff Tim Donnellon, the investigation centered on the sales and manufacturing of methamphetamine in the Port Huron area. Members of the Drug Task Force set up surveillance on a vehicle known to contain a mobile meth lab. The vehicle was observed violating traffic laws before entering Bakers Field Park off Strawberry Lane in Port Huron Township. The vehicle parked in a wooded area of the park. The DTF requested a Sheriff’s Office Road Patrol unit to make contact with the occupants of the vehicle. When deputies went up to the car, the two people inside were in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine.
A search of the vehicle located a meth lab, along with methamphetamine components and precursors. A 41 year old man and 26 year old woman, both of Port Huron, were arrested and lodged at the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center. They are expected to face charges of operating/maintaining a methamphetamine laboratory, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug vehicle and habitual offender.
This was the first meth lab bust of 2016 for the Drug Task Force, following 31 meth lab raids in 2015.