Detective Assaulted in Meth Investigation

Posted at 3:31 AM, Apr 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-10 03:38:40-04

PAW PAW, Mich. – Two men are behind bars following a drug investigation, in which a detective with the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office was assaulted.

It happened Tuesday afternoon at Devan Trailer Park on S. Lagrave street.  The Sheriff Department’s Narcotice Unit was investigating individuals believed to be buying meth-related components in Paw Paw.

When they entered the residence, they made contact with David Stanfill, who had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest out of Lansing.  According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, he was being sought as a parole absconder.  Stanfill was taken into custody without incident, and faces new Meth Possession charges.


At this time, detectives informed the 46-year-old owner of the residence that they would be searching his home.  The man got upset and pushed one of the detectives.  Additional officers wrestled with him as he kept trying to pull away, and he was finally taken into custody.  He faces a number of charges, including Assault on a Police Officer, Resisting and Obstructing, Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Marijuana.

A search of the residence turned up approximately two grams of meth, ground Sudafed, chemicals to manufacture meth, and marijuana.  Detectives also seized $12,501 of U.S. currency.

A 31-year-old female is an additional suspect in this case, and when she’s arrested, she will face drug possession charges as well.

The case remains under investigation.