2018-02-07 / News

Family arrested in meth raid

Dad jumps out window
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BRIDGEHAMPTON TWP. — Several months of investigation culminated in the arrest of three family members and a fourth person during a raid on a suspected meth lab last week.

The Sanilac County Drug Task Force executed the search warrant Jan. 31 at around 4 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Ruth Road.

The search confirmed citizens’ tips of a methamphetamine lab in the one-story residence.

DTF Director Jim Johnson said the lab was located in the bedroom used by the parents.

The 51-year-old father attempted to escape through a bedroom window.

“We had someone around the back of the house and he was caught shortly after his feet hit the ground,” said Johnson.

The task force is continuing to investigate the “possible use and or sales of the meth made,” Johnson stated.

Officers arrested the father and 52-year-old mother on marijuana offenses, their 33-yearold son on child support warrants, and a fourth person, a 40-year-old male from Deckerville, on warrants from Lapeer County.

Felony charges related to the meth lab operation will be sought against the parents and the 40-year-old, Johnson said.

The ongoing investigation could lead to additional suspects believed to be involved in the purchase of cold medications used to produce the meth.

The drug task force was assisted by the Deckerville Police Department, Sanilac County Sheriff’s road patrol, and the Sandusky Fire Department’s hazardous materials team.

The names of the people arrested were withheld pending arraignment in court.

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