STANWOOD, MI – On Monday, April 23rd, 2018, at approximately 4:18PM, the Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Stanwood, Ice Mountain water bottling plant for a report of approximately 40 protesters that were attempting to gain entry into the plant.
Deputies arrived on scene and were met by multiple protesters exiting the lobby entrance. Deputies identified the subjects that were reported to be trespassing. The subjects were cooperative advising that they were there to speak with Ice Mountain regarding the permit to pump more water as well as the Flint water crisis. Deputies also spoke with plant personnel and were advised that no protesters made it past the lobby.
There was no property damage and no one was assaulted.
After speaking with both sides of the issue, the protesters agreed to leave the property and they left without incident.
Deputies were assisted by Ferris State University Police, Michigan State Police, and Michigan DNR Law Division.