Detectives find 188 one-pot meth labs
CALVIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Detectives with the Cass County Drug Enforcement Team have found the remains of 188 meth labs from a property in Cass County.
On November 16th the owner of the property contacted police after he had removed a large amount of discarded trash from the area. He believed that discarded meth making materials were mixed in with the trash.
Police found the materials at the property and at a landfill site where the property owner had taken the trash in Elkhart, Indiana. Police also found evidence tying the labs to a property on Calvin Center Road.
Police executed a search warrant and arrested two women at that home. Detectives say they found more meth making components, meth and marijuana at the residence.
One female, a 51 year old Cassopolis resident, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, possessing a laboratory with hazardous waste, possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house.
The second woman, a 28 year old Bristol, Indiana resident, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and frequenting a drug house.
Both subjects were taken to the Cass County Correctional Facility pending arraignment.
Police say that the case is still under investigation and additional charges may be coming.