Clare County man sentenced after pleading Guilty to Operating a Meth Lab


HARRISON, MI – On July 19th, 2017, Kenneth Robert Larman plead guilty to Operating and Maintaining a Methamphetamine Laboratory as a habitual 3rd offender.

Larman was sentenced on Tuesday October 10th, 2017, by Judge Mienk to serve 19 months to 40 years in prison, credit for 132 days already served. He was also ordered to pay $68 state costs, $130 crime victim rights fee, $500 court costs, $500 fine, and $500 in court appointed attorney fees.




In December of 2016 Kenneth Larman, 42-years-old along with Kari Larman, 41-years-old, and James Morche, 23-years-old, were arrested on drug related charges.

Deputies from the Clare County Sheriff’s Office received a tip on where a wanted fugitive might be located. They went to a residence on Springwood Lake in Hamilton Township on Dec. 16 and located the fugitive that they were looking for. Once at the location, officers found an active meth lab, along with other drugs and drug cooking components at the residence.

All three were charged with controlled substance-meth lab, controlled substance-possession of meth, maintaining a drug house and habitual offender.

Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Kenneth Larman has previous convictions for the following dating back as far as 2001:

  • CS – Operating/Maintaining a Laboratory
  • Controlled Substance-Del/Mfg 5-45 Kg/20-200 Plants Marijuana
  • Operating – Impaired
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