OWOSSO — Three Shiawassee County residents have been arrested after deputies busted what is being described as a large-scale methamphetamine operation.
It was a major bust, Shiawassee County Sheriff Office Lt. Michael TerMeer said.
TerMeer said he is unable to give any exact amounts on the size of the bust as officials are still working to finalize reports, which will be sent to the county prosecutor who is expected to issue charges.
According to a release issued by the Sheriff’s Office, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero on Morrice Road near Garrison Road at approximately 3:17 a.m. Saturday.
The driver of the vehicle was arrested for not having a valid driver’s license. Deputies also suspected illegal drug use.
Deputies called in a K-9 unit from the Perry Police Department, and a search of the vehicle uncovered methamphetamine, marijuana and “narcotics equipment.”
TerMeer was unable to comment on what equipment was discovered in the vehicle.
Further investigation eventually led deputies to a residence on South Delaney Road in Owosso Township.
At the Delaney Road location, deputies discovered a methamphetamine operation that included the components for manufacturing and distributing the drug.
The residence was evacuated while hazardous materials were removed.
A 41-year-old Owosso man, a 36-year-old Owosso man, and a 19-year-old Morrice woman are currently being held in the Shiawassee County jail in relation to the bust.
TerMeer said he expects the trio to be arraigned this afternoon, although no arraignment time has yet been scheduled.
More information on the bust is expected to be available Tuesday.
The Perry Police Department, Michigan State Police and Shiawassee County Health Department assisted with the bust.
Monday, June 7, 2010