2-day-old baby tests positive for meth leading deputies to drug bust

Posted at 9:39 PM, Nov 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-25 22:33:34-05

PAW PAW, Mich.—It’s a meth bust that’s sure to spark some anger from some west Michigan viewers.

There were one pot labs, strewn about a Van Buren  County home, tucked away in several rooms,  even the clothes dryer.

It’s not the bust itself that’s surprising because we’re hearing about them all too often. It’s why police were called to the home in the first place.

It’s actually  Child Protective Services that tipped deputies off to the lab, but even more shocking, a 2-day-old baby allegedly tested positive for meth.

Pictures that the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department sent us show materials used to make meth, meth oil, along with everything you need to use the drug.

They found all this at a home in the 51000 block of 35 ½ Street in Paw Paw, after the parents refused to let the deputies in around 11 pm Tuesday night. Deputies obtained a search warrant, and brought out their K-9 unit to search the home.

The good news is when officers searched the home, the child wasn’t there.

The 2-day old was in the custody of another adult, and seemed to be safe.

While no arrests have been made, a 35-year-old man and 25-year-old woman involved are likely facing several drug charges in the case.

Those charges include operating and maintaining a meth lab, possession of meth, possession of marijuana, maintaining a drug house, and child abuse.  The investigation is on going at this point and the case has been forwarded to the Van Buren County Prosecutors Office.