On Saturday morning March 1, Kalamazoo County sheriff’s deputies discovered a loaded firearm, suspected meth and meth labs, and components for making meth after executing a search warrant in an ongoing investigation, according to news reports at Mlive.com. There was also a child in the Comstock Township home when deputies arrived.
The home, located in the 6200 block of East Michigan Avenue, was the target of an investigation by both the sheriff’s office and the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. The search warrant was executed at 1:15 a.m. In addition to the suspected meth/labs, components, officers removed hazardous materials from the home. The child was removed from the home by Children’s Protective Service.
News reports do not indicate how many people were at the home, or what charges will be forthcoming. Authorities said only that several charges will be sought. A 19-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested on unrelated charges and is being held in the Kalamazoo County Jail.
Michigan drug crime attorneys know that individuals who are arrested or charged with meth possession, manufacturing, or maintaining a meth lab face serious consequences. Meth-related drug crimes are on the rise; police and prosecutors are vigorous in their pursuit of those involved with these types of crimes.
Depending on the circumstances and specific offense, individuals who are charged with meth possession or manufacturing face criminal penalties if convicted which may include steep fines and substantial jail or prison time. For example, an individual convicted of meth possession may potentially face up to 10 years in prison, along with a $15,000 fine. If prosecutors manage to charge a person with meth possession with intent to deliver, however, the penalties are much more severe and include fines of up to $25,000 in addition to 20 years in prison.
If you have been arrested for a meth-related offense or are under investigation, do not hesitate before contacting a seasoned Michigan drug crime defense lawyer.