Police find meth, marijuana and stolen underwear

On Nov. 22, three people were handed several charges after they were taken into police custody at a house in Hartford, Michigan. Authorities visited the house after a tipster informed them that there were two fugitives there. A 49-year-old man and 28-year-old woman with outstanding warrants along with a 52-year-old man who had been at the house with them were transported to the Van Buren County Jail.

When investigators searched the house, they allegedly discovered evidence of drug crimes such as six grams of methamphetamine, meth components, drug paraphernalia, one gram of marijuana, five grams of hashish and a police scanner. The 52-year-old man was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine and women's underwear that police say had been stolen. Investigators say that the accused individuals were using the police scanner to listen to police radio traffic.

The 49-year-old man faces outstanding charges for misdemeanor contempt of court and felony possession of methamphetamine. He was also handed a slew of new drug charges involving meth, marijuana and hashish as well as a charge for obstructing police. The 28-year-old woman faces an outstanding charge for failing to appear in court plus several new drug charges and a charge for possession of a police scanner in the commission of a felony. The 52-year-old man was charged for meth possession, smuggling contraband into jail and larceny in a building.

Searches of residences must conform to strict procedures. If a person is facing drug charges after a warrantless search, a criminal defense attorney may be able to help to dispute the charges. An attorney may begin by filing motions to suppress evidence that was obtained illegally.

Source: MLive, " 3 arrested after search turns up drugs, stolen women's underwear," Rex Hall Jr., Nov. 23, 2015