Crystal Meth Drug Ring: The Final Fugitive

Posted at 8:00 PM, Feb 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-15 14:48:52-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- An international manhunt continues for the final fugitive connected to a crystal meth drug ring whose co-conspirators have already been arrested, tried and sentenced.

Scott Webber is believed to be a part of one of the largest meth busts ever in West Michigan.

He’s already been arrested and indicted but remains on the run after posting bond and leaving a child behind.

It's one more arrest that could officially bring this case to a close, making Scott Webber one of West Michigan's Most Wanted.

“One hundred percent pure, it was a highly toxic, highly potent drug they were moving in the area,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Heath Lynch said.

Pure crystal meth found and lots of it -- confiscated as a result of an investigation by the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team.

“A fake Monster can, Monster energy drink can, where you can unscrew the bottom of the can and it’s hollow on the inside,” Lynch said.

Just one of the tools of the trade for ring leader Francis Block and the five others believed to be a part of his conspiracy to distribute meth.

“Witnesses testified at trial that Block would take these one-ounce ziplock bags full of crystal meth to different places, including Webber’s place of employment,” Lynch said.

Four co-conspirators were already sentenced to from 33 to 84 months in prison. Block was sentenced to life behind bars.
But the man believed to be the final working piece, the sixth person thought to be a part of this drug ring, suddenly disappeared.

“Just absconding on bond he subjected himself to a 10-year felony,” U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Supervisor Steve Hetherington said.

Webber took off in May 2014.

“According to family, friends and associates, no one has heard a word from him so it is quite possible he is down in Mexico,” Hetherington said.

Webber was also spotted in Chicago and San Diego shortly after leaving behind a long-time girlfriend and a child.

“It’s hard to imagine that someone would leave their 6-year-old child and not contact them in over a year,” Hetherington said.

A crystal cut case, pulling more than $350,000 of the highly addictive dangerous drug off the streets.

“I was told by KVET that this is the largest crystal meth seizure that they’ve ever had,” Lynch said.

Webber is now taking his chances back on the streets, hiding as the hunt continues to put this case to a close for good.

“He would be much better off if he had stuck around,” Hetherington said.

Scott Webber is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 180 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo of a red and black design on his left forearm and a Russian character on his right forearm.

If you see him or know where he, is call the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force at 1-877-926-8332.