Woman facing charges on methamphetamine production

A Michigan woman is facing charges of maintaining and operating a methamphetamine production lab. She was recently arraigned and is free on bond. On Feb. 25, the State, Sheriffs, Chiefs Enforcement Narcotics Team and the Traverse Narcotics Team, both multi-jurisdictional organizations, implemented the search warrant at a Ludington home on North Harrison Road. During the process of searching, items were found that are used to make methamphetamine.

Methamphetamine manufacture uses hazardous substances that may cause explosions. Due to this, specially trained teams were called in to remove the lab and its contents. The teams included the methamphetamine enforcement team of the state police in Michigan, the sheriff's department of Mason County and the police department of Ludington City. Together, the technical teams were able to dismantle the lab and handle the hazardous substances in a way so as not to pose harm to surrounding homes.

The warrant was issued after a SSCENT investigation. The felony charges against the 20-year-old woman may result in a $25,000 fine and a maximum imprisonment of 20 years if she is convicted of both counts. SSCENT authorities are asking that anyone with additional information about the methamphetamine lab to contact them.

Methamphetamine production and distribution is a serious crime in Michigan. Fines and penalties are substantial, and those convicted may face long prison terms. In addition, a drug-related conviction may have an impact on future activities such as employment, housing and the ability to work in certain fields. Those who are charged with drug possession or distribution may find it advisable to consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The attorney might review can review whether the search that allegedly yielded illegal drugs was conducted in a proper manner.

Source: MLive.com, "Meth lab discovery in Ludington leads to felony charges for 20-year-old woman, police say", Heather Lynn Peters, May 8, 2015