Deputies Find Active Meth Lab

Posted at 7:54 AM, Dec 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-21 07:57:20-05

LAWRENCE, Mich — The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department found an active meth lab after investigating a tip.

Detectives from the narcotics unit, along with other officers, went to a home in the 1000 block of North Paw Paw Street in the Village of Lawrence at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday.

“Located inside of the residence was an active one pot meth lab reaction vessel,” according to a press release. There were also more items used to make meth, and some marijuana as well.

Then in the detached garage, they found evidence that meth had previously been made at the residence.

No one was arrested, because the investigation is not yet over. However, there are three suspects. Deputies are seeking four charges against a 51-year-old man from Lawrence:

  • Operate/Maintain meth lab
  • Possession of meth
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Maintaining a drug house

In addition, two women (a 53-year-old and a 38-year-old) from Paw Paw may face charges of operating/maintaining a meth lab and frequenting a drug house.